Videoed in the seated position, at the desk of a full-time Software Developer.
Effects on Software Development...
The Length of Time taken to Complete a Project
Competence in Programming Syntax
Ability to apply Programming Logic
Setting up Test Data
The room with the noisy network cabinet had three employees (1 part-time and 2 full-time Software Developers).
Prior to the installation of an additional noisier telephone switch the Chief Executive, who had spent only 10 minutes in the programming room, asked both full-time Software Developers... "Does that noise not drive you insane"
It was explained that we were waiting for the Programming Manager to address the problem. From: Software Developer Sent: 20th August 2009 11:05 To: HR Subject: Noisy Network Cabinet
We have had a new telephone switch put in our room yesterday (19th August 2009).
Instead of replacing the previous noisy switch with a quieter one, the problem has been compounded by the installation of an additional noisier switch for the telephone system.
The db and acoustics are well above acceptable tolerance.
As a result, it is extremely distracting and causing us headaches and we are having difficulty concentrating on our programming work.
Software DeveloperFrom: Programming Manager Sent: 20th August 2009 11:49 To: Software Developer, HR Subject: RE: Noisy Network Cabinet
This is undoubtedly an unacceptable problem and both the Breed Services Executive and I have already spoken to the IT Manager about it - we are awaiting his ideas.
I realise that moving the box is not a quick or easy job but clearly we need a quick short term solution especially as it is producing headaches.
Programming ManagerIn the time that followed, the noisy network cabinet remained un-addressed and continued to affect Software Development. During this time the Programming Manager moved one of the full-time Software Developers closer to the noisy network cabinet. From: IT Manager Sent: 26th October 2009 16:27 To: Staff Subject: Disruption to network services Importance: High
Work is to be carried out on Wednesday 28th October 2009 to replace a network cabinet on our Company network. This will involve disconnecting the data/voice connections to a selection of desktops/laptops and telephones.
It had taken70days to address this Undoubtedly Unacceptable problem which had been Producing Headaches.
During this period, the Breed Services Executive, the Programming Manager and a full-time MS SQL 2000 Developer resided in a room un-affected by the noisy network cabinet. Links Constructive Dismissal