Tag Archives: workplace distractions

The cubicle: Space-saver or productivity-killer?

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Cubicles are ubiquitous in the modern workplace, and the space-saving (and related cost-saving) benefits are obvious. But how do cubicles – and the resulting close proximity between colleagues – impact worker productivity? JLL’s Bob Best discusses a Harvard Business Review article  by Sarah Green Carmichael that explores this phenomenon. 

The cubicle is a mainstay of modern office design – offering privacy without the expense of a private office, yet still facilitating collaboration and open communication among workers. However, in reality, working from a “cube” can breed dissatisfaction and, in some cases, even reduce worker productivity.… Read More

Three Ways to Quiet

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Noise in the workplace is one of the most common complaints from employees – and noise can have a very real impact on employee productivity.

But, it’s not that easy to just “turn down the volume.”

Fortunately, you don’t have to.

There are three ways to reduce noise as a workplace distraction:


First, reduce noise at it sources. Separate noisy areas and

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