I think we've all been there.
You're working on a project, really digging into it, connecting all the dots, making a lot of progress...and then it happens. Your coworker walks through your office, talking on her cell phone.
Suddenly, instead of your spreadsheets, your eyes are staring at her as she walks past, and before you know it, you're out of your state of flow, and distracted by another seemingly harmless, but productivity-draining sound in your office.
This can happen dozens of times a day, making it hard to work. It's difficult to measure just how much productivity you lose in these situations, but we have some facts at our disposal.
Did you know that open offices (the
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