Do you have introverted qualities? Then maybe working in an open office can be overwhelming for you. There are many advantages in utilizing this kind of office setting such as the fostering of creativity and collaborative purposes. However, each employee is different. Someone who is more reserved may find that an open office is noisy, distracting, and doesn’t help with their productivity. Every employee deserves to work in a way that’s best for their productivity and peace of mind. Keep reading for tips on how to combat working in a loud office environment.
Headphones are not only a way to block out noise, but they symbolize the fact that you don’t want anyone to disturb you while you’re trying to focus. Listening to music has advantages as well. Soothing music can calm you and put you at peace while you work or a heavy bass line can motivate you and pump you up. Just be sure that you keep the volume at a moderate level so that you’re aware of your surroundings and people can easily talk to you without needing to flag you down if they need your assistance.
2)Take a Walk
Whether you go down the hall to quench your thirst or take a walk to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather we’ve been having, it’ll help you. Loud voices can disturb the psyche and getting a little fresh air helps give you peace along with helping you to refocus. After all, sitting down at a desk for hours on end may cause joint problems.
3) Talk to Your Coworkers
Let your coworkers know in a subtle way that you have a tight deadline to meet. They may end up being empathetic towards you. Not only let them know about your heavy workload but ask them about how their tasks are going. Asking them about their workload is a way to make you not look selfish but also stress that a loud office environment is not conducive to productivity. Maybe it’ll help them to buckle down, focus, and not be obnoxiously loud. If it comes down to it, subtlety may not be the best way to go. You can tell your coworkers what’s bothering you without being rude. Tactfulness is key.
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