The sound of my coworker typing is driving me crazy. I'm not permitted to wear headphones. How can I deal with the noise? [more inside]
I need to mask the noise that comes from my office. What's a simple way to do this? [more inside]
My work area is noisy; often there are several competing conversations going on at once. How do I deal? (Yes, I read the question a week ago.) [more inside]
I work as a web developer in an open space, and unfortunately, I am the type of developers who needs silence in order to concentrate on my code. This is a small startup, where people leave their music, ringtones, and other noisy devices, open. There's noise through the whole day, and I'm having difficulties to be productive. I've informed my managers about this, but since they are quite happy with background music, they've disregarded my requests and needs. How do you cope with such a situation? Are you aware of any good corporate "noise policy"? What do you think I should do?
ArchitectureFilter: What evidence supports the use of open plan offices, from a worker productivity perspective? [more inside]
I have to share an office with a "percussionist." He drums on his desk, taps his foot, etc. It drives me crazy, and I feel like my head is about to explode. Is it rude for me to ask him to stop? If so, what else can I do? [more inside]
How do you tell a coworker that she talks too loud? [more inside]
I am one of those beset by egregiously noisy office mates. I have succumbed to earphones (bless that invention!!) but I am wondering if folks have any other creative suggestions for blocking out the annoying co-workers.