Questions tagged [open-plan]

Open plan is the generic term used for any floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms such as private offices. Open-plan offices have become more common and have both benefits and drawbacks.

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Are there any strategies you can use to remain focused when working in a open plan environment?

I work in a open plan office that houses about 50 to 60 people. It is mostly engineers at their desks working away, so it is a typical office environment. As you can imagine, sometimes, the noise and ...
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What can I do to overcome the distraction of my coworkers talking

I want to block the distraction of my colleagues' conversations. I tried different ear plugs, but none of them filtered out speech enough for me. Reading into earmuffs online, I read that ear ...
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Is it acceptable to eat nuts in an open-plan office? [closed]

I work in an open-plan office with at least 150 other people. I only really know the people sat in my immediate vicinity; I work in a team of around 10 people, though I wouldn't say I know any of them ...
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Optimal office size: cubicles versus small rooms versus open plan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there evidence to suggest that certain office layouts are better than others for productivity? Which of these three (and possibly others) are most beneficial to a company, ...
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How to politely ask colleagues to converse somewhere else?

I work in an open plan office and we have some meeting rooms people can use. However, often when people leave these rooms they will keep talking outside of the meeting rooms for 10-15 minutes, ...