I am about to start a job that has an open office plan and I am really dreading this part of the job.
Why do you say? 3 reasons:
- I have been spoiled by having a private office in my last job. It was one of the best experiences working that I have ever had. I was devastated when I was laid off for many reasons, and losing a private office was one of them.
- I have an issue when other people crunch around me. I am in a semi-open office right now and when my co-workers crunch, I have to put on some headphones, and usually, I don’t have anything playing, I just use them to cancel the crunching sound.
- I have recently seen articles that prove that this is a bad idea.
Here are a couple of recent articles to prove my last point. If you have something that will calm my nerves about the open office, comment below.