Use noise-cancelling headphones to aid concentration at work.

A recent survey found that cube-dwelling employees working in open-layout offices were more likely to face interruptions than workers who had their own offices. Interruptions at work can lead to exhaustion, loss of productivity, and overall dissatisfaction. Our suggestion? If you work in an open-plan work area, invest in a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. (Or maybe just a “no coworkers allowed” sign.)

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