I had to snicker at an article in Computerworld entitled Private Office or Cubicle: The Debate Goes On. Maybe the word "debate" is a little strong, yet it's still a controversial subject at many companies.
Except for a brief stint as a Project Manager, I've always shared my space with somebody. Mostly cube farms, but occasionally an office with another party. When I work at home, I seem to get more done. Is that because at home I concentrate on tasks that I can do remotely or because I don't have interruptions? I don't know. I do know I like poking my head over the partition and asking the person next to me a question.
Sure, there are times I'd like my own office; getting into a discussion of how Oracle or MySQL works, annual performance reviews, and interviewing. But for those few times I need an office, there are plenty of conference rooms available.
The debate goes on: Cube or Office?