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Dear Lifehacker, I work in an open office environment, and I’d really like to put on my headphones and focus to some music while I work. I’m worried my coworker or boss might think I’m isolating myself, or not being a “team player” though. How can I explain I’m trying to be productive without coming off like I’m being defensive?
Stop inviting unnecessary people at meetings to stop wasting time — common knowledge, right? Well, apparently there’s a magic number to how many people you should have: seven, according to the book Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization.