Great idea and well done. I do miss some of the management tricks that has been phased into the work enviroment over the last ten years. Look from a distance that is comedy gold in itself.
The UK version beats the US version hands down. The boss is obnoxious to a degree not imaginable and the realtionships are more complex than the US version. There are simply more strings to play with.
But Steve Carell is gold. I cannot stop feeling sorry for that guy (just as for him in "40 year old virgin"). Unfortunetly the too much play in the US version is between him and the rest of the characters, not among the characters.