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Century of the Office: 1913 – 2013

Century of the Office: 1913 – 2013

Missed our Century of the Office series? Catch up now ΓÇô weΓÇÖve rounded up the complete series in this handy blog post.


The office mightΓÇÖve been cold, dark and male-dominated, but many women relished their first taste of office life as they filled in for men serving in the Great War. Read more about the early twentieth-century office here.


Telephones and electricity were the latest office trends, leading to a brighter and better connected working environment for most. On the downside, people worked longer hours than we do today. Read more here.

1950s & 1960s

ItΓÇÖs familiar to most of us through US hit drama Mad Men ΓÇô but what was the office of the 1950s and 1960s really like? Read on to find out.


Flared business suits mightΓÇÖve been groovy, but the three-day week certainly wasnΓÇÖt ΓÇô at least not for the British economy. Discover more about the 1970s office here.


The heyday of the cubicle office, massive computer screens and brick-like mobile phones. These two decades saw huge technological developments for the office. Fancy a nostalgia trip? Read the full post here.


The office becomes more tech-driven than ever, paving the way for remote working and a readjustment of the boundary between work and home life. Read the final instalment in our Century of the office series.

Which was the best decade for office workers? Is there anything from the office of yesteryear which youΓÇÖd like to see return?

Image of an office in 1977 by Stockmann Group via Flickr.

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