The Open Office

Here is an example that has the key elements of how patriarchy recreates itself, even as it attempted to be an advocate for participation.

A sales office of a large U.S. computer company in Europe decided to run their business along the principles of stewardship. One of the strategies that Brent, the vice president, pursued was to give the sales and support people more ownership of the business. They were moving into new office space, so the decision was made to have responsibility for designing the new space rest with those who would be using it. Teams of salespeople, support people, and supervisors met with interior designers and office suppliers to explore what kind of office would balance their needs for workspace, meetings, ...

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