The Secret History of the Cubicle


Guest: Nikil Saval

In his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, writer Nikil Saval tells how the modern office evolved– from the dank, dark all male “counting houses” to the steno pool and the contemporary cubicle. He also explores how our offices influence our productivity, the way we work, and how we feel when it comes to ourselves, our colleagues and our bosses. Nikil Saval is an editor of N + 1. His first two real jobs were as an editorial assistant working in cubicles.

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