prairie-dogging
n. When the heads of office workers pop up over cubicle walls in response to a loud voice or noise.

Example Citation:
"Such borderless, barrier-reducing offices are gaining popularity, said architect William Jay Hartman, an expert on office interior design. . . .Hartman said such a design is not right for everyone. But carefully planned, it encourages effective 'prairie dogging.' ''
—Tim Moran, "Tearing down walls," Crain's Detroit Business, December 6, 1999

Notes:
This word appeared originally in Gareth Branwyn's Jargon Watch column (Wired magazine).

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