The main office, where everybody congregates (and works), had gotten a bit out of hand. One day, the interns couldn't take it anymore and decided to do a major reorg of all of the computers, AV equipment, and funiture layout while the editors were away on business. They documented the whole effort just to prove that it was as big a job as they had claimed it was.
There are always about three weeks of items in the "review pipeline." A lot of them were spread out on various surfaces for testing, photo shoots, and other reasons. In order to move the furniture, all the items had to be moved. The problem was that once the stuff was moved off the desks and onto the floor, there was no room to maneuver. Recognizing the flaw in their strategy, the interns started moving things onto the couch and out into the hallway.
Up until this point, nothing had been disconnected and everything could have been moved back into place. However, seeing that they had the space to move, they started to disconnect the wires. Once that started, they were committed to finishing the reorg :-)
The job was a bit larger than they had anticipated. By the end of the day, the interns did manage to move the furniture around and did manage to settle on an agreeable configuration. However, it appears it will be a few more days before the office will be back to full operational status. [Permalink] - Office Reorg Day1