Here's a shot of my work space in my company's new office. I'm literally 5 feet from my neighbors head. No dividers. Ugh. Not very conductive to actually concentrating on anything. This is what happens when "the suits" design the office with no input from the people who actually have to work in the space. I'm guessing they think programmers and designers sit around yelling out brilliant ideas which then triggers a "creative orgy" until the next brainstorm.
I really shouldn't complain given I was previously in a basement underneath a nail salon and dance studio. The new space is light-years ahead and no brain cancer causing fumes. It's just missing that one critical piece...a productive space to work. Oh well, things can only get better from here.
Some reading material on office space: