I heard only an elite few are allowed to access that IBM room. That leads to morale problems with the "have nots."
The question is kind of dumb. "collaborative" workspaces do increase productivity. "Comfort" is a given; if the workspace is uncomfortable or lends itself to fatigue, then productivity will decrease. No news here...
Personally, I hate those open spaces. I couldn't work like that.
Nothing beats working from home, and not having your paranoid, micromanaging boss looking over your shoulder
No it will just make people lazier than they already are I work for the state of ny with some of the laziest people on this earth.