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Walls Can Wait

. . . because the cubicle is the current state of office space.

By Geoff Williams

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Bob Propst, who invented the cubicle in 1964, has surely learnedto hate Dilbert. Still, as somebody who toils in a newsroomfor The Cincinnati Post when I'm not walking theEntrepreneur beat, what I wouldn't give for an officecubicle. Co-workers' telephones ring in my ear, nearby sportsreporters shout scores, field trips make routine visits to mydesk-it's a little like working on the sidewalk.

But I know I'd be trading a sidewalk for something thatinspires daydreams of John McCain rotting in a colorless cell.Which is why employees can't be blamed if they leave yourcubicle-crammed company for something better.

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