The Most Annoying Things You Can Do In An Open Office

ROFL 21-10-2014

Plenty of businesses are switching to open offices because they offer some interesting advantages such as the free flow of ideas Facing Writer's Block? Get The Ideas Flowing With These 3 Daily Rituals With just a few regular activities, writers can reduce their constant struggle for ideas. Here are three of those rituals that can give you a steady stream of ideas for your next creative piece. Read More and an open line of communication. However, they require a certain amount of etiquette, or things can become really, really annoying.

This infographic shows you some of the most annoying things that happen in an open office. Do you do any of these, or do you have a coworker who does? Hit the comments section below and let us know!

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  1. Blipshop
    October 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Changing the thermostat to an awful temperature comes to mind. At no time should it ever be
    69F or 78F in an office. Put on or take off clothes as needed.

  2. Texas Select
    October 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Where is music? Playing country and western is utter torcher while trying to work...

  3. Jack
    October 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

    The truth is, open offices SUCK mostly for the reasons stated above. The real reason that companies / management like open offices is so they can cram more workers into the same space.

  4. Maryon Jeane
    October 22, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I've just remembered why I work alone in my home office...

    • anonymous
      October 22, 2014 at 5:15 am

      Lucky you lol

  5. Gargoyle
    October 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Whistling, phones and laptops not on silent/vibrate. Tapping on the table (to a tune etc), tapping with foot on ground (to turne)

  6. Lostalaska
    October 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    My annoyance is the two ladies who plan and throw parties in our office. I work in a large department with about 100 people, but we seem to have 2-3 of these breakfast or lunch get togethers a week and they'll come around to everyones cubes with a clipboard and list and want you to make pulled pork in a slow cooker for sandwiches on Thursday or to bake 5 dozen cookies for a coffee and cookie get together they're doing. I got burnt out after a few months and just don't go to them or make food anymore for them as they were so common I just got tired of dealing with it on a weekly basis. I don't mind occassional potlucks around the holidays, but multiple times a week was just too much. Now I just avoid the group breakfasts and lunches with a few other friends from work and we go to lunch or go grab a cup of coffee since we all feel like it's office potluck overload at this point and don't want to spend the hours each week at home baking food for the office.

  7. Naugahyde
    October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I worked with a guy that would eat carrots throughout the day. Somehow or another, he managed to make the crunching sound as if he had a microphone attached to his face. Loudest carrot eater...

  8. Nee
    October 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Knuckle-cracking always annoys me.

  9. JoeBlow
    October 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    How about someone who types really freaking loud?

  10. Katie F
    October 21, 2014 at 8:28 am

    The most annoying thing that my (thankfully ex) colleague used to do was farting and he also suffered from a chronic cough. I know the chronic cough was hardly his fault and if I felt myself getting wound up I would try and put myself in his shoes to remind me that it cant be much fun for him either. However, if you have a chronic cough you must know how to be polite about it, and not covering your mouth when coughing or coughing in someones face is going a bit far....that would wind me up particularly!

  11. jonen560ti
    October 21, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Using an MX Cherry Blue keyboard should be on the list

  12. Alan
    October 21, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I would have thought farting would have been up there.

    • Rob
      October 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      That was the first thing that came to mind for me too