People don't like open space. They make people feel insecure. People like to observe open spaces from above.When you are on a high ground, you seem in control. People can't comprehend huge things. In order to understand something big you need to divide it. You need to count it. You need meters, counters, gauges, timers, watches. The time is the ultimate open space. When you finished compartmentalizing, you can carve your path in the thick forest of statistics and reports.