That chatty co-worker is more than just an annoyance

Overly chatty coworkers can be more than distracting; experts suggest they may also impact productivity.

Recent studies show the lack of privacy in open offices can contribute to mental workload, poor performance, stress and fatigue.

Experts suggest politely telling co-workers when you have a deadline or project to complete.

They also recommend creating a "quiet room" or working with headphones to stay focused.
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