When you are promoted out of your cubicle, you may move into an office, perhaps down the hall or even to another floor. All of your colleagues are happy for you, but they are also wondering if you are going to change. Are you still the same person you were back in the days in the cube, or will this new title and an office (there's nothing like a door and a window to make you feel special after cube life) change you into someone else? In other words, will you become one of “those guys”—the bosses who make the decisions, often without much understanding of the real facts?

Your former cube mates will come to their own conclusions pretty quickly. Next time someone is celebrating a birthday or five-year anniversary with the company, ...

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