The problem with an open office
Collaboration is an asset for almost any employee, but there are a multitude of assignments that require none of it and even suffer for incorporating it. If you inject a measure of cacophony into the daily proceedings, you can be certain some of your star employees are going to begin seeing stars. If your attention is lost in the aggregate conversation, you lose the motivation to focus. You can’t hear yourself, let alone hear yourself think. Sometimes it’s nice to hear nothing, if not silence.