An article by Rachel Emma Silverman and Robin Sidel
The Wall Street Journal
As companies seek to cut costs and accommodate an increasingly mobile work force, some employees have had to say goodbye to their personal work areas.
Unassigned workspaces, sometimes called "free address" or "nonterritorial offices," have long been a fact of life for consultants or employees who do their jobs mostly on the road or from home.
But a growing number of workers, including some who spend more time at the office, have had their cubicles replaced by communal tables or unassigned desks they share with a sometimes shifting cast of colleagues.