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A floor of cubicles at a software company

A cubicle is a small room. It can be a small work space often seen in offices. It can also be a place used for changing clothes in, often found at swimming pools and gymnasiums.

History[change | change source]

Robert Propst designed the first cubicle in 1964. He wanted to "empower" people, and make them work better. Propst worked for a home furnishings company called Herman Miller at the time. In 1968, when the company started selling the cubicle, it did not sell well. Herman Miller later designed a new type of cubicle that was cheaper. The cubicle is now very popular in offices around the world.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Baer, Drake. "A Brief History Of How The Cubicle Took Over Offices Everywhere". Business Insider.