In 1974 Duffy made the argument that environmental planning for offices should concern itself with organizational structure. A number of authors have put forward models of organizational effectiveness. A notable example is the work of Schon (1974). He presents two basic models of corporate communication: Model I is based upon a competitive outlook. Model II represents a much more cooperative situation, involving a high degree of interaction and recognition of the primacy of group goals. He argues that the second model produces a much more effective organizational climate. Schon's work as well as the work of others on this subject will be discussed in this paper. It will be argued that it is useful to return to Duffy's recommendations concerning the importance of understanding corporate structure and designing to meet the needs implied by this structure. Yet it is also time to rethink the conception of work. Office planners and designers have to long been maneuvering within the limits of a set pelette: the individual workspace and its component parts. The challenge we face is to reconceptualize this idea to fit within the new office model of group problem solving for today's world of complex problems.