Stop trying to fix open plan offices

stick figure sitting next to a loud speaker making a whoosh sound

I recently read a New York Times article about how companies are tweaking open plan workspaces to make them less irritating. The problem is that workers don’t have privacy or quiet in a cubicle farm. The most creepy solution is from Autodesk where they secretly play a whooshing noise throughout the building. Holy crap, that is disturbing. I have a better idea, give people offices you cheapskates!

I was about to write an essay on this topic, but then I remembered that I already did.

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Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.
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One Response to Stop trying to fix open plan offices

  1. Ellen says:

    Play white noise to try to cover the noisy conversations all around? Yep, that ought to work. LOL!

    Thanks very much for both highly relevant articles, Jeff.

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