Concentrating in an Open Plan Office
Who here has ever tried to concentrate while on the phone in a restaurant? It sucks, but a lot of the open office design plans are kind of heading in the same direction. You're right next to your fellow coworkers and they're there on the phone and you're trying to concentrate. Your thoughts are going a million miles an hour and you're trying to work out how you can get this project and task finished, but all you can hear is them talking to their partner about whatever the argument they had the other night. So many people have concentration issues and I can attest to it myself. When I first started the business, we had a very small office. We had four of us crammed in there and it was like we're on top of each other. Heaven forbid someone drops a fart. We all had to go on a quick smoke or break because we'd be dead. It was quite a small arrangement. But you got to do what you got to do, and so we had to work with that environment.