Office cubicle became very popular back in the 1990's, but were slowly phased out over the past 20 years. Thanks to covid-19 though, the office cubicle is making a big comeback. Companies and governmental agencies alike are now retrofitting their office space with cubicles in an effort to maintain social distancing.
The idea behind removing the cubicles back in the early 2000's was to promote office space comradery where office staff would work together more as a team because of their proximity to one another. We are now witnessing a reversal in the thought process. Proximity in office space is no longer a good thing if we want to make sure that employees maintain social distancing from their co-workers. It is safe to say that office partitions will become the new norm.