“Where I Work”: Dean Freeman’s New Office in WSJ

in Dean Freeman, News
June 11th, 2012


Excerpts from The Wall Street Journal:

Talk about transparency: Ken Freeman, dean of the Boston University School of Management, works in a small cubicle smack in the middle of the building’s busiest floor, with a floor-to-ceiling wall overlooking the hectic atrium.

Freeman, 61, ditched his more formal office last summer, after just one year in the space. Gone is the assistant-as-gatekeeper. (She’s still upstairs, near his old office.) Gone is the wood paneling and privacy. (See glass wall, above.) Gone, too, is the air of inaccessibility that envelops many executive suites.

The old office is being converted into a meeting room that will comfortably hold 20 around a conference table. His new one measures less than 200 square feet, he estimates.

Freeman, who joined Boston University in summer 2010 after seven years as CEO of Quest Diagnostics Inc. and then as a partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., spoke with The Wall Street Journal about his cramped-by-choice quarters…

See the Wall Street Journal‘s Q&A with Dean Freeman here.