I work in an open plan office, with my team members sitting in the same desk bank. Unfortunately most of the team has quite a heavy workload and there is some inter-personal conflict in the team with some members not getting along.
I am surrounded by people who feel very stressed and are constantly sighing and generally being unhappy. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do to reduce the workload, or resolve the interpersonal conflicts.
What are some good excuses for switching desk banks?
What other options are there for not being affected by lots of stressed people around you?