Privacy in workplace do help educators

We are supplied with cubicles, office tables, chairs and 2 old computers shared with 10 of us.

Everyone can see each other, talk to each other, just like what school teachers are.

Educators in training institutes should be in constant contact, that’s what they say.

We must focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration, which is essential to prepare students for the 21st century teaching and learning skills of the future.

Those who serve here are eligible and entitled staff that should be given room and facilities including information technology equipment based on the grades.

Help us to think on how to focus when we are in area of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently. 

Can anyone put their mind with the ever present of background noise, instantly informing us of every text, tweet, and notification?

True enough, connectivity is a good thing and that being around other people is necessary for a fulfilled life, but successful organizations favor private workspaces that granted freedom from interruptions.

A study showed, 62% top performers had adequate privacy at work, 76% of the lower performers said they were often unnecessarily interrupted.

Being alone is good for your mental and emotional well-being. To get the most out of life, you must learn to enjoy spending time alone.

Most of us do need time to recover and recharge. We do need peace, quiet, and when you are by yourself, it will help in recovering from the stresses of daily living.

Being alone also frees you up to do exactly what you want when you want. You can throw on whatever you feel like wearing, eat what you feel like eating, and work on projects that are meaningful to you.  It is fun, without having others looking at what you are at.

Being alone helps you form a clear understanding of who you are, what you know, and what’s right for you. It teaches you to trust yourself.  There’s freedom and without any pressure or outside influence.

When you’re alone, it’s all on you. You develop your own ideas and opinions, without having others pouring their words on you.

Once you learn to enjoy being alone, you’ll discover what you’re truly capable of, without the constraints of other people’s thinking.

Self-reflection happens best when you’re alone.  Learning to enjoy time alone boosts your self-esteem by confirming that you are enough.

Being alone helps you to develop a renewed sense of appreciation for others.

Though, being with colleagues can expand the ‘brain and minds’ it is often better to clear distractions as ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’.

Azizi Ahmad is a senior educator


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