Download e-book for iPad: Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval

By Nikil Saval

ISBN-10: 0385536585

ISBN-13: 9780385536585

You suggest this position we visit 5 days every week has a history? Cubed unearths the unexplored but excellent tale of the locations the place lots of the world's work--our work--gets performed. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The place of work, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is an interesting, frequently humorous, and occasionally nerve-racking anatomy of the white-collar global and the way it got here to be how it is--and what it might probably become.

In the mid-nineteenth century clerks labored in small, dank areas referred to as "counting-houses." those have been all-male enclaves, the place paintings used to be simply forms. so much americans thought of clerks to be questionable dandies, who didn't do "real work." however the comic story was once on them: because the nice historic shifts from agricultural to business economies came about, after which from commercial to details economies, the association of the place of work developed in addition to them--and the clerks took over. places of work turned rationalized, designed for either higher potency within the accomplishments of clerical paintings and the enhancement of employee productiveness. ladies entered the place of work by way of the thousands, and revolutionized the social international from inside. Skyscrapers jam-packed with place of work area got here to tower over towns in every single place. Cubed opens our eyes to what's a very "secret history" of alterations so visible and ubiquitous that we've hardly ever spotted them. From the wood-paneled government suite to the arrival of the compartments the place 60% of american citizens now paintings (and ninety three% of them dislike it) to a not-too-distant destiny the place we would paintings wherever at any time (and might be the entire time), Cubed excavates from well known books, video clips, comedian strips (Dilbert!), and an unlimited volume of administration literature and enterprise historical past, the explanations why our offices are the best way they are--and how they could be greater.

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