My boss is so old-school, and it is annoying to younger colleagues

It helps if the music you listen to does not pose distraction to your colleagues. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • It is finicky to fuss about headphones especially if they do not undermine employee productivity.
  • An organisation should ideally be measuring its people’s performance against objectives, not pitting one generation’s penchants against another’s.

My supervisor does not allow us, the younger employees, to work while listening to music on our headphones. He claims that it will make us unproductive. He says that if we want to listen to music, we should go to the discotheque. He believes that those who cannot work without listening to music are not focused individuals. Why is he so rigid?


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