The modern office often promotes an open planned environment for a higher level of accountability and productivity. But what it also achieves, is a beehive of politics and competition.
The main interchange is kudos. The sense of respect and overwhelming adoration that most humans crave. A mixture of egos and agenda are thrown together into this slow cooker and over a long enough timeline, varying results are observed.
One potentiality is that, this insular society blossoms into a self-fulfilling and sustaining entity, where juniors are mentored by their seniors. Their instructions are greedily accepted, based on the kudos that they command.
Any such incubatory environments are at constant risk of self-implosion when the elusive element of kudos is lacking.
Such contemplation provides our curious visitor, an entertaining pastime while waiting at reception to meet the owner of this enterprise.