It is a term often heard recently for those getting new office space, we are moving to a “collaborative work space”. This was the conversation recently at a business event. One person was relating to the others in the group about her new office space. It sounds new, hip and evokes a sense of cutting edge. Another person made the comment that those “collaborative environments” don’t seem so collaborative when workers put on the earbuds or headsets and “tune out” the people around them.