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IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO WEAR HEADPHONES WHILE WORKING IN THE OFFICE?

Everyone needs a bit of uninterrupted time in the office to reach a deadline. For many, that means plugging in to Adele, Michael Ball or the Ministry of Sound to tune out the noise around them. To others, this can look like an antisocial colleague shutting himself or herself away. Lisa Riemers and Lucy Eckley consider whether wearing headphones in the office is an essential of modern working life or poor workplace etiquette.

 

8th March 2018
The case for Lisa Riemers, freelance digital communications specialist Headphones and coffee – can, for me, be the difference between getting a tonne of planning, research and writing done, or leaving work feeling like I’ve achieved nothing on my to-do list. Gone are the days of offices with closed doors; in today’s open-plan working environment, people are more accessible than...
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