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Cubicle Fact Sheet 

The cubicle was created in the early 1960’s by Herman Miller, Inc., which continues to be a leading manufacturer of cubicles.
(source: Herman Miller Website)

The first cubicle system was called the Action Office.
(source: Herman Miller Website)

An estimated forty million Americans, nearly 60 percent of the white-collar workforce, work in cubicles. 
(source: Smithsonian Institution)

Only 7 percent of workers say they prefer cubicles to other types of work environments.
(source: Steelcase website)

When asked what they would change about their workspace, 18 percent of cubicle dwellers surveyed replied that they wanted more privacy.
(source: Steelcase website)

12% of cubicle dwellers report that overcrowded physical conditions have contributed to their workplace stress.
(source: Small Office/Home Office (SOHO.com))

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 18,000 workers are victims of nonfatal assaults each week. The phenomenon even has a faddish new name: cubicle rage.
(source: National Institutes Health)

Cubicle workers complain most often about noise -- trying to hear themselves think over the sound of co-workers working, conversing, and talking on the phone.
(source: CNN.com)

CUBE DWELLERS BY CHOICE

These people are so important, they don’t have to sit in cubicles ... but they do anyway!

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City (net worth: $4 billion)
Meg Whitman, former CEO, eBay (net worth: $850 million)
Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com (net worth: $1.2 billion)
Andy Grove, Chairman and former CEO, Intel (net worth: $267 million)
Jerry Yang and David Filo, Co-Founders, Yahoo (net worth: $625 million each)
Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard