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How to close the door when you work in a open office floor plan.


Most large companies have converted their work area for employees to have an open floor plan. The purpose of this is not to take away your privacy but to allow more natural light into the office from the outside windows and also promotes a more unified work environment. So the days of closing the door to your office are over! I have discovered that wearing headphones in the office during select times sends a signal to your co-workers that you are focusing and need to have some privacy (in effect, a closed door moment).

Give it a try.

Author Richard Banfield

As CEO, Richard leads Fresh Tilled Soil’s strategic vision. He’s a mentor at TechStars and BluePrintHealth, an advisor and lecturer at the Boston Startup School, and serves on the executive committees of TEDxBoston, the AdClub’s Edge Conference, and Boston Regional Entrepreneurship Week.

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