On imisstheoffice.eu, those who have to work from home find the telephone rings, the footsteps, the buzzing, the sudden laughter of their colleagues, the fingers tapping on the keyboard and more. Which someone considers indispensable to find the right concentration
How do you say? You always want a little more what you don’t have. It also happens in times of widespread smartworking due to the risk of coronavirus infection. To the point that a German company, the Kids Creative Agency, created a site that reproduces the background noise of an office. Go to imisstheoffice.eu, choose the number of workmates, from zero to ten, choose imports to customize the scenario and press play: in addition to the animation that shows us the movements of the people who work in the office , you hear that unmistakable buzz with incomprehensible phrases, the chair that creaks when we move, the phone that rings close to far away, the noise of the printer, the drawers that open and close, the tap of the fingers on the keyboards, the sudden laughter of which we miss the reason, the colleague who sings that song that we rarely like. Above all the white noise of the ventilation system, what our brain is so good to cancel to rightly devote its attention to what really intrigues us, interests us.
In short, in the end the effect is a bit alienating (the writer prefers a good playlist of jazz music in the background to work better) but if you really can not do without it and feel nostalgia for that atmosphere the site is served. Free.
We are not all the same, many suffer isolation from colleagues and a working day without face-to-face interactions. For all these “agile” workers who lack so much office, this site is much more than a game. If it helps to maintain the right concentration, well come. After all, what matters is the final result, isn’t it?
Also because the increase in productivity in the smart working regime is an established fact. The estimate contained in a research done last year by the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano (which however referred to the more than 300 thousand agile workers calculated at the time of the survey) spoke of a net 15%. Workers who would have become 570 thousand throughout 2019 and in 2020 there are certainly many but many more.