Anyone who knows me knows that I abhor shared workspaces. In fact, I’ve quit two jobs after being moved to a shared space. It’s not productive or conducive to me doing good work (let alone the best work I’m able to do).
Just finished delivering a webinar. Went great. Someone commented that the audio was going in-and-out. I expressed my sympathy and explained that we had worked very hard to make sure everyone speaking was on a landline and off speaker/headset. She responded something like “I have very bad headphones and my neighbors are being noisy.”
Chalk another one up for “shared space” working, right?
Then it occurred to me why she was having a problem, and the solution is simple. [Read more…]