"Corporate architecture acts as a signifier of the myth of the efficient and powerful corporation, it is a physical symbol and public face of that corporation. A vocabulary of signs is built up and re-used by corporate architects in order to exert some control over the mood and behaviour of users of that space. The people who work in the city begin to believe the myths of the city, and try to live up to the image of the efficient and business-like lifestyle. Of course they don't manage it, nobody does, from office clerks to managing directors, so dissatisfaction sets in. People work harder in order to keep up their appearance and the corporations benefit."
from the Second manifesto of the Spacehijackers