We work in an open office, we didn't have upper neighbours for a few months. They will come soon, as of this moment there are builders constructing their office, and they are loud!
I cannot tell them to quiet down, they have deadlines just as I do and, well, they are builders, I cannot tell them to hammer things with a cusion. This is influenting my work flow. I cannot concentrate with the noise they are producing.
What steps can I take to concentrate with a noisy (temporary) environment?
Things I tried:
- headphones (not an option, I need to communicate with my co-workers)