Notably missing from this list? Cubicles, fluorescent lighting, and that awful recirculated air. As companies build a greater appreciation for activity-based work, improved mobility, and team-based problem solving, it has become increasingly difficult for them to predict or track a workday for one individual, let alone an organization of hundreds or thousands. Each person's brain is wired differently, so it shouldn't be surprising that a "one size fits all" mentality toward office design threatens the ability of teams to thrive. It's why, when asked by clients the seemingly straightforward question of "should we go open office or closed office?" I'm convinced it's the wrong place to start.