Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Curse of the Open Office

Anyone who works in a noisy open office will appreciate, and identify with, this perfect and amusing column titled "What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much."  I particularly liked this part:

"Denver electrical engineer Kendra Lyons sits a few cubicles down from an unfiltered loud talker whose phone conversations include details about her gynecology and family disputes.
'It would throw me off, and then I would find it really hard to tune out and not listen to her for the rest of the conversation, so I would end up eavesdropping rather than doing my work,' Lyons says.
Now, she says she drowns it out with headphones blasting electronica or the Hamilton soundtrack — anything with a strong beat."

I've got to get those headphones!

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