The power of open work space
Nowadays every loves the open workspace concept. It makes it seem more presentable, transparent, creates a better sense of teamwork and camaraderie and it just looks cool. In the tech world, it is spouted as a must have and something that all teams expect.
I would say that it doesn't work for all industries the same, or people, because some people love their privacy, quiet environment and walls. I think that this is why some teams are going mobile and virtual, as well as the price tag can be a little extreme to provide these perks.
Overall there is a power in having the open concept, and I think as long as the few are also afforded some variation of their environment, it could be beneficial for decades to come. Until the next fad or big idea comes around to attract us and capture our attention.