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The New Cubicle Revolution
09 Apr 2012 EDT - CNBC.com
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GUEST AUTHOR BLOG by Julie Clow, author of "The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence for All."

Jonathan Rosenberg, a former Google executive, once wrote: “If we both agree, one of us is redundant.” The first time I read that, I vehemently disagreed. And then I laughed.

The workplace is an environment in which we train people to perform their tasks and jobs according to exacting specifications, or, at the very least, according to “best practices.”

Managers drive for conformity and consistency, so much better for ensuring on-time delivery of quality products and services and forecasting quarterly earnings. Dutifully, we show up to work the same time each morning in khakis and polo shirts, conforming to the “business casual” dress codes.

But is this really the best way to run our businesses?

Maybe we have it exactly wrong.

Maybe we should all be wildly different from each other in every way, down to the way in which we get our work done.

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