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Etiquette Rules for the Open Office

When walls are in short supply, open offices happen. In an article for Entrepreneur, Jacqueline Whitmore shares some pointers for not violating each other’s space. For instance, resist the urge to share every little joke or comment that enters your mind just because others are in close proximity; everyone deserves to work uninterrupted. It is not just chitchat that can be distracting though. At close range, distracting smells like in strange foods (or your old socks) can be a bother too, so be considerate in that regard too. Likewise, if you are sick, definitely stay home to work. Otherwise, you are a germ bomb, and people will hate you (or, if they already hate you, they will hate you with increasing validity).

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