Keep the Noise to a Minimum
An open office layout has a habit of making an office seem louder than it probably is. Without the cubicle walls to protect you from someone else’s calls, personal or business, it can almost feel like it echoes. Be aware of how your voice carries if you have a phone call or having a conversation with another coworker.
Consider Your Lunch in a New Way
Are you planning to eat a huge tuna salad sandwich with a bunch of cheese on it, or maybe you’re eating a PB&J? Did you consider if the person you share your open office space with has a nut allergy or hates seafood? These are new things to keep in mind if you’re new to an open office space—your lunch doesn’t just affect your day alone anymore.