When I walk through the office, I look at the rows of people. My colleagues are spaced around long desks about two metres apart. Each one has a computer and a filing cabinet.
Often, I’ll see people chatting and having impromptu meetings around the communal tables. Occasionally, though, there is no chatter. Everyone is quietly tapping at their keyboards.
Even when it’s quiet, there’s still a lot going on. The activity is all mental.
Still, seeing rows of consultants working hard in their virtual cubicles reminds me of battery hens hard at work.