Companies' choices about what to put on the chopping block reveal a resistance to change that is rooted not in economic necessity, but in outdated mores, habits and assumptions. The workplaces that will prove the most successful five, ten or twenty years from now aren't the ones that deal with economic crisis by pretending it's 1950.
The end of 'The Office' is also an allegory for the real business world, as the sun begins to set on traditional bricks & mortar offices that have been the bedrock of American corporate culture for decades. As Dunder Mifflin packs its cubicles, it may be time for real businesses to take a hard look at their own, as the tradition of a Monday-to-Friday commute to the office is becoming obsolete.
I would say that 99 percent of the companies out there would benefit on both productivity and collaboration by offering some forms of work flexibility to their team -- whether it's as minimal as having a flexible schedule once a week or telecommuting a half-day a month, to more comprehensive flexibility options.