Monday, October 26, 2009

The Curse of an Open Office

It's Monday morning, and I am getting ready to start another working week. Last week I saw this video and tweeted it. My friend Cheri wrote a blog post about it and I realized two things
  1. The noise in open office greatly reduces my productivity, like Julian Treasure points out in the video

  2. The office setting with no walls, and not even a meeting room door to close, makes it very difficult for me to communicate especially HR issues with my team, like Cheri points out.
I suffer from both of these daily.


Anonymous said...

Hi Samuli,

After 7 years of working in my own room and now "enjoying" of an open office - yes, one could call it as a curse. Open office fits well for sales teams, treasuries etc., but for everybody - no way!