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58% of High-Performance Employees Say They Need More Quiet Work Spaces

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An anonymous reader shares a CNBC article: Behold the open industrial office space. At one moment, it feels like such a hip environment, bustling with easy communication and collaboration, innovation and headphones just behind every monitor. At another moment, the open office is the loudest, most annoying, distracting and unproductive environment one can imagine. What if the open industrial office is just part of a larger misguided fantasy? What if this office style is hurting our employees working on the hardest problems -- our high-performance employees (HPEs)? What if the open office is causing retention problems, and affecting the quality of our end products? As I outlined in my HPE article, executives and high-performance employees tend to optimize against completely different trade and life principles -- they generally have very different views of the world. This disconnect shows itself very clearly in the environmental conditions of our creative and technical offices. My latest anonymous survey shows that 58% of HPEs need more private spaces for problem solving, and 54% of HPEs find their office environment "too distracting."

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Afternoon Awesome: 25 Memes to Keep the Day Going Strong

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Here's a little something for the afternoon grind. 

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Best-Tasting Colors

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I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact.
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lamontcg
8 days ago
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My good-bad axis is almost completely reversed. I must be from bizzaro world.
j8048188
10 days ago
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Lime should be way further to the right.
greenlava
8 days ago
agree. lime is the best color
Covarr
10 days ago
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This seems wrong. I'm pretty sure raspberry should be all the way to the right.
Moses Lake, WA
alt_text_bot
10 days ago
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I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact.
toddmichaelryan
10 days ago
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Great visual but I would have preferred to see box plots with a 95% confidence interval of the population mean.
corpse
10 days ago
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LIES. LICORICE IS AWESOME.
dukeofwulf
10 days ago
Fake news: "Licorice is Awesome"
Fidtz
10 days ago
Salted Licorice is the greatest
timothyfriesen
10 days ago
And red. It's red, not black.
corpse
10 days ago
Licorice is black. Anything else isn't licorice.
Lythimus
10 days ago
Salted licorice is good. DZ is garbage. It tastes rancid.
tsuckow
10 days ago
And where is butter flavor
codersquid
10 days ago
salmiyuck
MaryEllenCG
10 days ago
Licorice tastes the way burning tires smell.
dukeofwulf
10 days ago
At least burning tires release cyanide, so they might put you out of your misery.

Chat Systems

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I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.
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tante
12 days ago
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The Internet will connect us all ... just not really
Oldenburg/Germany
bitofabother
12 days ago
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Too real.
francisga
12 days ago
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I love that AIM users are not reachable any other way.
Lafayette, LA, USA
adamgurri
12 days ago
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THIS
New York, NY
mrobold
12 days ago
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The struggle is real.
Orange County, California
JayM
12 days ago
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No bubble for: Email-SMS-Jabber-iMessage-Skype-IRC-TwitterDM-LinkedIn-PrivateForums-NewsBlurComments
Atlanta, GA
mindspillage
12 days ago
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Also, NewsBlur comments.
Mountain View, California
jth
12 days ago
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POST /inbox/new&msg=Hi!%20How%20have%20you%20been%3F%20It%27s%20been%20years%20since%20I%27ve%20seen%20you%20around.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
drchuck
12 days ago
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Nobody uses Wikipedia talk pages?
Long Island, NY
alt_text_bot
12 days ago
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I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.
HarlandCorbin
12 days ago
I found me on the diagram, i seem to be in a lonely group.

This Canadian Police Department's Tweets Are Instant Comedic Gold

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Always a beautiful thing to see the authorities of the world not taking themselves too seriously; or this police department is entirely oblivious to how naturally ridiculous and hilarious their 'news update tweets' are. 

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Porn Traffic Is Down Thanks To The Nintendo Switch Launch, But, Uh, Zelda-Related Porn Searches Are Up

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Apparently, the connection between the porn you watch and the games you play is closer than we thought. 

YouPorn reported a massive traffic drop last weekend, following the release of the Nintendo Switch. This isn't entirely surprising; YouPorn usually sees drops during big cultural events, like holidays, Super Bowls, TV premieres, etc. 

Since March 3, there was a 15 percent drop from YouPorn users who self-identified as gamers. Drops continued into Saturday, which saw a 17 percent drop, but ticked up — but was still down — slightly on Sunday, which saw a 13 percent drop. 

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But all that pales in comparison to the fact that Nintendo and Nintendo-related searches skyrocketed. What, no one uses Deviant Art for the video game-related sex cartoons anymore? Here are the numbers:

  • Searches for "Link" rose 164 percent.
  • Searches for "Zelda" rose 102 percent.
  • Searches for "Nintendo" rose 37 percent.
  • Saearches for "Mario" rose 24 percent.
  • Searches for Bowser rose 23 percent.
  • Searches for Princess Peach rose 16 percent.

Wait, Bowser? Yup. Bowser. Apparently, no one wants to J.O. to Waluigi anymore. 

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