How to Avoid Distractions in an Open Office (Without Yelling “Leave Me Alone!”)

The open office can be loud and distracting, but you can get your work done and still not be known as the office jerk if you follow these tips.

The 2 Options You Have if Annoying Co-workers Are Distracting You

Science says an annoying co-worker is distracting only if you let them. You can confront them, or, you can reframe the situation.

How to Tell Your Co-workers to Turn Down Their Music (Without Being Rude)

Awkward, interpersonal workplace issues are the worst! Here's a handy template for letting your co-workers know their loud music is distracting you.

How to Tell Your Co-workers Their PDA’s Making You Uncomfortable

Awkward, interpersonal workplace issues are the worst! Here's a handy template for letting your co-workers know their inappropriate PDA needs to stop.

The Hamster Wheel Desk Is a Real Thing That You Can Build (for Humans)

Open offices seem primed for creative work spaces, and so the creation of the hamster wheel desk two years ago makes perfect sense. It'll help you stay active.

How to Deal With All the Small Office Pet Peeves That Drive You Up the Wall

Tired of that one co-worker who's always driving you up the wall? Here are 23 classic workplace pet peeves—and how to deal with them accordingly.

5 Really Annoying Open-Office Issues (Plus, Solutions for How to Deal With Each One)

The open office is a growing trend, but it's not without its issues. Here are five common problems and solutions for how to handle the distractions.