Ditching fax machines, tape recorders, and Rolodexes is only the start of The Great Office Upgrade coming our way over the next five years. Ten other things LinkedIn has put on the endangered list include standard working hours; desktop computers (take a breath, Microsoft!); cubicles; business cards; copiers; USB thumb drives; formal business attire; desk phones; corner offices for managers; and, finally, offices with a door.
I'll give office desks and chairs two-thirds of a seat at the soon-to-be-extinct table, too.
The manager of the future will always have an open door policy because he or she won't have a door. Listening to employees complain about their co-workers will still be optional, though.
* And I only had to try re-sending the document three times and the paper jammed only twice. Victory!