Quiet please

I’m not really sure that this is allowed (IP-wise and all of that), but I loved this article SO MUCH that it just had to go beyond the realms of subscription or the newsstand.

Anabel Cutler, if you’re reading this: you’re so spot on that I couldn’t not share… I hope I’m forgiven!

By Anabel Cutler, Elle Decoration (August 2012 Edition) – Click to enlarge

A few juicybits:

And while I’m wholeheartedly in favour of modern technology and wouldn’t want to live without it, increasingly it seems invasive to a point where it’s impossible to find space to think or focus.

[…] Open-plan offices, once thought to be efficient environments that encouraged teamwork, are quite the opposite […], actually contributing to reduced work and impaired memory. They make people sick, unmotivated and insecure. Workers are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and elevated stress levels, and to get the flu.

One study showed that people distracted by emails and phone calls while working see a ten-point fall in their IQ – equivalent to losing a night’s sleep.

Must check out:
Susan Cain’s TED talk, The Power of Introverts

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