American engineer Frederick Taylor is credited with being one of the first people to design a modern office. His primary focus was efficiency, and his office spaces were designed to maximize productivity.
In the 1920s, many American and modern European companies, including insurance agents, mail-order firms and government agencies, adopted Taylor’s office design principles.
In these offices the majority of employees worked together in an open-plan space, each sitting at their own forward-facing desk, while bosses looked on from their own private offices.
Here below is a collection of amazing photos that shows people in the offices from between the 1900s and 1920s.