RE: seating arrangements

Subject: RE: seating arrangements
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 16:44:10 -0400

It's one thing if everyone's working that way, but it's quite another if
you're out in the open in a commn area and everyone else is in offices
and cubes. It's not a matter of jealosy or anything like that, rather
distraction. It's human nature to stop and chat or say hi to people out
in the open. Some are really good and avoid the conversation urge, but
many can't help themselves. Some can end up wasting a big chunk of time.
If 20 people walk by your desk and end up chatting with you for an
AVERAGE of 2 minutes each, that's 40 minutes immediately gone, not to
mention the time it takes to get back into what it was you were doing.
When everyone's in the same seating situation, the reactions are quite

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