Some types of personalities are drawn to their polar opposites, like the opposing charges of a magnet. There’s nothing more frustrating than having that one person in your office you have the least in common with becoming your self-proclaimed “best friend.” When that person is also the office chatterbox, it can really get in the way of your productivity.
Short of calling in sick, what can you do to cut off the chatter and get back to work?
The good news is that you have some strategies that can help without turning the entire office staff against you. Give the following 5 tips a try!
1. Have a One-on-One Meeting
As annoying and disruptive as a coworkers constant talking is, they don't realize the impact it’s having on you. Some people talk out of nervousness, boredom, or even insecurity. Simply calling attention to the issue might be enough to stop it.