how is your work space hurting your productivity? by Alison Green on March 6, 2014 We’ve talked here plenty about the annoyances of cubicles and open plan offices — distractions from chit-chatting coworkers, no privacy, people who insist on having loud speaker phone conversations, and so forth. And yet companies keep up their relentless move toward less and less private work spaces. I want to know how your work space has impacted your productivity. What’s helping, and what’s getting in the way you getting things done? What’s the real impact of your loudly singing coworker on your ability to focus? Share your thoughts in the comments. You may also like:internal visitors are booking up all our conference roomscan you ask for your own office as part of negotiating a job offer?when I overhear speaker phone conversations, is what I overhear fair game to share?