Should Cabins at work be discouraged?

Should Cabins at work be discouraged?

800 371 Kamal Karanth

Should Cabins at work be discouraged? I once mooted the idea of razing Cabins/Offices at my ex-employer in vain. CabinFever aided lobbying got the better of my intent. I felt that Cabins were a waste of precious real estate at work and were becoming status symbols for managers/senior executives. If promoting managers to their roles amongst all the lobbying and negotiating wasn’t hard enough, we had to waste time deciding ‘who’ gets ‘which’ cabin. Many CXOs, HR, Admin professionals spend precious business time discussing this.  Some people need lucky cabins, few insist they would only occupy their predecessor’s office to symbolize the power they are inheriting. Many of us spend organization money to do up the office so that some envious colleagues can complement us. Not so cheap thrills?  Now, why I couldn’t bring down the cabins in our offices.  One of the smart alecs said " Kamal’ at this stage of your ‘corner room’ time you might get kicks & great PR by giving up your cabin. But, its an aspiring perk for managers like us and many upcoming executives’.  I am sure you dreamt of having your own office when you were lower down the ladder".  Having enjoyed dedicated cabins for a  better half of my career, I couldn’t disagree.

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