The profusion of network cables strung through doorways here demonstrates that two drops per sysadmin isn’t anywhere near enough.
What I actually suspect it demonstrates is that Chris’ company hasn’t learnt about the magic that is VLANs. All of the reasons he cites in the longer, explanatory blog post could be solved with VLANs. The only time you can’t get away with one gigabit drop per office and an 8 port VLAN-capable switch is when you need high capacity, and given how many companies struggle by with wifi, I’m going to guess that sustained gigabit-per-machine is not a common requirement.
So, for Christmas, buy your colleages a bunch of gigabit VLAN capable switches, and you can avoid both the nightmare of not having enough network ports, and the more hideous tragedy of having to crawl around the roofspace and recable an entire office.