What do we understand about open office concept?
Open office concept is where your privacy is not as great as closed office.
I used to work in single room for few years (4 years) before this open concept being introduced in my company, or department to be specific.
Not like last time, I feel that this new office is too open. I can not sayang2 with my wife on the phone anymore. Not comfortable and orang lain pun akan muntah.hehehehe
Sikit2 bisik ok lah...
And we have been given training on how to BEHAVE in an open concept ofice, so we wont offend others, or embarassed ourselves.
However, this one colleague of mine, despite of never being in single room office since her day one in the company, still could not comprehend the need to be sensitive to others in the open office.
She yelled to people few meters from her, talk on the phone like she is in the closed public booth or her bedroom and mumbling loudly on her work.
She just moved near to me few weeks back or a month or so. First, I could ignore, but from time to time, I feel irritated.
However, sometimes, I feel it funny and it tickled me to the bone!!!
A line like this would definitley stop me from continuing my work....
(On the phone) "Berangin tak? Diorang kata berangin sikit. Tapi kena letak air sikit la....."
You want to know on what topic is she talking about? HERBAL SANITARY PAD!!!!
And then other lines about credit card, top up , how to go to meeting on the herbal pad business, stock panty liners and 1001 stories, that goes thru my busybody ears. Also Lotus Notes keep crashing with Dr Watson error and going for prayer.
No wonder my performance is dropping nowadays....