So there it is. Companies have spent billions of dollars to create these supposedly-collaborative workplaces and the net effect has been for those same companies to suffer billions of dollars in lost productivity.But look how much money a company can save by open-plan offices and ~~musical chairs~~ hot-desking! Especially if employees have to bring their own equipment. And you can jam them in even closer together by being trendy and making them use standing desks. It even gives those pesky older employees an incentive to leave without, you know, provably actively discriminating against them.