Dr. Michael O’Neill, a senior research strategist for Haworth, explores how we’ve moved from cube farms to chaos to something a lot better: legible workplaces. The days of heads-down, individual, focused work at a desk for eight hours are gone. Technology has untethered us. Employers seeking innovation are encouraging collaboration among workers and groups. The “cube farms” of the Baby Boomers are giving way to the flexible workstyle of Generation X workers and the desire for social and group workspaces of Generation Y. Successful organizations recognize that the definition of work is shifting to include times to refresh, be inspired, socialize, move about, and collaborate.