That’s the argument made by software developer Stephen Harrison. His take on the whole open office with no walls or privacy is this: Have the managers work out in the open and put the knowledge workers in enclosed workspaces. After all, the managers are the ones who really need to be in the thick of things since managing people is their job. The job of software developers is managing code. Imagine how difficult it is to create non-buggy code when you can barely concentrate! Stephen’s tried the “listen to music on headphones” solution and it didn’t work. He’s a bigger fan of the ChatterBlocker to help mask noise while he’s at his desk. We think he’d also enjoy our new desk-mounted privacy panels. They can be used to provide additional noise control in the ultra-modern, no-cubicle offices that so many tech companies are setting up these days.