A revealing study by a University of Missouri researcher has found that male and female candidates, when debating head-to-head, actually adopt each other's traditional communication styles.
Via David Levine, it appears that George Mason University is being sued for over 10 million dollars by the owner of EndNote (which happens to be Thomson-Reuters).
No, not The Office, but the Office (as concept). Anyway, the first thing I was sucked into at my new job was the prospect of not only having to relocate to temporary premises within a month (as of the end of next week, I along with the rest of the team will be consigned to the barracks) but also the long-term prospects for a new building for the Department of Political Science.
And as you may have guessed, the planning committee had come up with the state-of-the-art strong-research-environment solution: Open-plan offices. (As it is, some people are sharing offices 3 and 3, and they are not too happy about it)
The best strategy for the department management is in all likelihood to stall the process for so long that open-plan offices are a management fad of the past. Otherwise I can see people slowly but steadily head for their home offices. So much for the strong environment. And in my experience, having a well-placed coffee brewer is much more important.