Wednesday, April 25, 2007

How to Build Good Software? Private office, again

Apparently it's more a habit of French companies to have big open spaces with no separation at all between people. There is nothing more annoying than having people in conference call in front of you while you are trying to work on something completely different. French people forgot the cubicle part in the American open space idea. So sometimes the room is just a big mess, everybody being able to disturb you anytime. Even if I have no private office, please give me at least a cubicle.

1 comment :

  1. Welcome to the open-office fanatics.

    Managers in big company seem to think that having everybody together will improve the communication. However, for most developers, this is like hell to be able to concentrate on work (at least where I'm working).

    For those allowed to do it: home office is a nice alternative, with visits at the office for "meeting/discussion-days".