Once upon a macho time, promotions were won and lost on golf courses and in squash-club locker rooms. In 1960s advertising land, all serious work had to be done in the morning because of the number of martinis that were consumed over lunch while entertaining clients—or merely gabbing with their colleagues. Workplace socializing is a curious beast. Many studies have consistently shown that a social workplace is a productive workplace with happier, healthier and more motivated staff. While workday boozing in the West now usually happens after hours, you may have an evening session of bowling, poker or Frisbee in the park planned instead of taking up a whole corner of your local speakeasy with the sole intent of getting sloshed and gossiping about your boss. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack.