Crowdsourced Wisdom On How To Survive Open Plan Office and Deal With Interruptions

After Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, spoke at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle about the reasons programmers prefer their own space it opened up discussions on the problems of an open office.

On discussion thread on Reddit people shared their experiences with open plan offices. Mainly the problems were noise, interruptions and never ending meetings. (more…)

Roundup No 4: Your productivity – bad habits that reduce it and workspaces that increase it

Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Perfectionism might actually be bad for your productivity. “We tend to freeze up when it’s time to get started because we know that our ideas aren’t perfect and what we produce might not be any good. But how can you ever produce something great if you don’t get started and give your ideas time to evolve?” says Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart. (more…)