Nikil Saval On How The Modern Worker Ended Up In A Cubicle

Do you ever wonder how office cubicles came about? The philosophy behind it? And how has it evolved in purpose from its birth to what it is now, where the present day manager’s work is to oversee us, watching what we do and making sure we are toeing the line.

Watch the video below to see a snippet of how Nikil Saval chronicles how office space came to be from big rooms with closed doors to several tiny cubicles in a large hall. You can find a more comprehensive analysis of the modern office phenomenon in his book, Cubed.


Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace: Nikil Saval: Books

ISBN: 0385536577
ISBN-13: 9780385536578