Surviving Open Plan
As I may have mentioned in my blog, I have just moved into an open plan environment.
Can't say I like it. Yesterday a colleague - without asking I hasten to add - just opened the window to let some air in. It was freezing!
There is noise around and everyone is looking at each other which I am highly conscious of.
Yesterday one of my immediate colleagues commented that I was "very quiet". I didn't realise this, but I suspect that the change of environment has something to do with it.
As I also mentioned in my blog, I am going to try and stay busy throughout the day. I think that this is the best way of coping with these conditons.
The move is relatively temporary - around 7 months - but I need to work through this period.
Does anyone have any thoughts about other techniques I could deploy to assist in the process?