Offices are a relic that we keep using to justify work.
Think about it like this — if offices had never existed, and a bunch of us were building a startup, do you think anyone would agree with this proposal:
"Let's find a spot that's inconvenient to get to, separates us from our lives, requires us to work in the least comfortable setting, and leaves us doing essentially the same thing we did at home."
"Oh, also, let's pay a fortune for it."
Whoever made that insane proposal would probably get booted off the management team! And yet, here we are, clinging to that relic of a working environment like it's a badge of honor.
Culture is incredibly important, but let's not hard code the concept of "having cultur...