Posted by: crudbasher | June 16, 2010

Seth’s Blog: Goodbye to the office

I have blogged about Seth Godin before.  He sometimes speaks about education but not today.  His blog post today is about how the concept of an “office” is obsolete.

Try this experiment:  The piece isn’t long so go read it.  Every time you see the word “office” substitute the word “school”. When you see the word “boss” substitute “teacher”. It’s amazing!

  • Seth Godin talks about offices. Substitute “office” with “school”. Cool!

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        1. That’s where the machines are.
        2. That’s where the items I need to work on are.
        3. The boss needs to keep tabs on my productivity.
        4. There are important meetings to go to.
        5. It’s a source of energy.
        6. The people I collaborate with all day are there.
        7. I need someplace to go.
      • 150 years later, why go to work in an office/plant/factory?

        1. If you have a laptop, you probably have the machine already, in your house.
        2. If you do work with a keyboard and a mouse, the items you need to work on are on your laptop, not in the office.
        3. The boss can easily keep tabs on productivity digitally.
        4. How many meetings are important? If you didn’t go, what would happen?
        5. You can get energy from people other than those in the same company.
        6. Of the 100 people in your office, how many do you collaborate with daily?
        7. So go someplace. But it doesn’t have to be to your office.
      • But…

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Responses

  1. Excellent! I like the word-replacement exercise, point well taken.

    • Yeah Seth is great! I want his job. 🙂


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