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 IT Business Development 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(IT Business Development 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