And here’s another one: How about installing a soda dispenser, so that…oh wait, the soda cups would have to be no bigger than 3 oz.
As president, I'll turn the East Room into an open office plan, where I’ll sit with our team.
I’ll use the Oval Office for some official functions – never for tweeting – but the rest of the time, I’ll be where a leader should be: with the team. https://t.co/zIU3ZL5uIv pic.twitter.com/jLwWKJCmxw
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) December 30, 2019
….His campaign just moved to Times Square, in the old New York Times building, with Bloomberg reworking the blueprints there as well.
The new office will feature an open layout with a desk out in the open for Bloomberg, Politico reported, adding that it’s “a move in keeping with his ethos as a businessman and mayor.”
“In sports, the coach or manager is right there with the players, giving directions, drawing on white boards, huddling during timeouts, motivating and inspiring — and picking someone up when they’ve made a mistake,” Bloomberg wrote in an email to staff. “Managers in every organization should be performing those same roles. Walls just get in the way, by stifling communication and making collaboration more difficult. Some people like to build walls. I like to tear them down.”….
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) December 30, 2019
"Now we're entering the East Room — where the bodies of Lincoln and FDR lay in repose, where LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and Reagan signed the INF Treaty with Gorbachev, where Obama announced the death of Bin Laden, and where Todd now runs the West Wing March Madness pool." pic.twitter.com/jBTGv4qMzp
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 30, 2019
1. Open plan offices don't have any level of privacy, so this is functionally impossible for any kind of classified, security clearance-level work.
2. Open plan offices are statistically proven to be less productive! They eviscerate focus and don't actually foster collaboration.
— Ella Dawson (@brosandprose) December 31, 2019