The emergence of the glass office cubicle brought about an end to the open office. Rows and columns of desks expose workers to too many distractions. Glass partitions allow workers to see everything around them, but they also insulate workers from background conversation and office noises.
Each employee has a private space all to himself or herself. Depending on the configuration, however, there can still be a great deal of openness that facilitates airflow and limited collaboration between workers. Glass office cubicles, just like their equivalents made from laminate or fabric, can be clustered together into individual environments that house teams of employees—or even ere departments.