The Open Distraction Workplace
It’s 2015, we have fast internet. Most of our tools are in the cloud. We can collaborate with tools like Google Hangouts and Slack. The options to work with people from far off areas is wide open, more than ever before. But here we are clumping together in expensive offices, in open office environments where no one can get work done.
The main issue is the general office environment. The open office concept is supposed to increase collaboration. But, if you look at a programmers job, collaboration is part of the process. The rest is actually writing code and producing a product. Programmers work with designers and product managers to get the details right, but the rest o the time is spent developing.
Sure there may be times for collaboration but those moments are more often overridden by undue distractions.