I got my degree last year and currently work as a junior analyst. I like my new job but we work in an open space and the culture is that of intensive communication. This is expected of us. There are also plenty of meetings.
I can never work uninterrupted (by meetings or people coming to me - I don't mean emails) for more than an hour and normally it's much less than that.
I'm a person who works best when he's "in the flow". The constant communication makes it super difficult for me to create anything of value. Sure, I can do some data preprocessing or play with visualizations, but the core of the process requires concentration and is very difficult for me to do.
I feel like I'm never really focused. So I go home and then work several more hours, which are the only hours of productive work I have in a day.
Do you know any solutions to that? There are no additional rooms I could sit in and nobody listens to music. Also, it's not about noise, it's about too much communication.