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Slashdot: Noisy Coworkers And Other Sounds Are Top Distraction in Workplace, Study Says

… and it’s worse if you work in an open floor plan office. But if you do, don’t expect that to change any time soon. Your facilities person is probably an open office advocate, so they’re unlikely to suggest changing any time soon since A) that would require them to admit they were wrong, and thereby look like a fool, and B) it would cost money while not immediately providing them with some sort of benefit — after all, they probably have an office with a door. Funny, that.

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