Articles from the industry experts


Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software and media company. Busylight is mentioned in the Article and Mitch Friend our President in Plenom Americas comments on open office productivity issues. 

"Studies show that open offices can hurt productivity and lead to dissatisfied employees."


Financial Times

Lucy Kellaway, a very experienced British journalist with special expertise in office environments, has made a very informative video about Lego’s offices with focus on Activity Based Working. Is it necessary to mention that Busylight has a role in the video? At minute 07.15-07.40 our “traffic light” is on “the stage”.

I can see this is efficient from a productivity point of view

“See video – posted November 27, 2015”


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British publich service broadcaster. Plenom founder Christian Juel Jensen comments on interruptions at work.

"Danish-company Plenom has the BusyLight, a red-green light that can connect to your calendar and automatically switch colours depending whether you’re busy or not." 

See article - Posted Nov. 29, 2016

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international newspaper based in New York City. The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. 

"Cubicle walls are lower, office doors are no more. Like most grand social experiments, though, open-plan offices bring an unintended downside: pesky, productivity-sapping interruptions."

See article - Posted Sept. 10, 2013

Scribble Post

ScribblePost is a Productivity Network. It is modeled on the way people naturally scribble notes on paper. ScribblePost is used to capture and manage notes, tasks, projects and emails - all in one place. The Quick Scribbles blog shares favorite tips and tricks.

Everyone who’s ever worked in an open office has wished for that option.”

“See article - Posted - July 11, 2016”

Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them. Along with the regular editorial staff, the site has more than 400 vetted experts who volunteer their knowledge, insights, successes and failures.

Employees ranked capacity to focus on work without interruption as their top priority — more important than perks like free food or onsite day care.”

"See article - Posted Jun 14, 2016"


Zinuss is a Danish webstore specializing in communications hardware for professional users. They also run a blog about Busylights, headsets, and professional dictation.

Busylight has especially received acclaim amongst employees using headsets for their phone calls.

“See video – posted August 07, 2016”


Bisnow, is a multi-platform digital media company that produces news and live event covering topics such as real estate, technology and businesses.

What’s the most important amenity modern workers want at the office? A place where they can focus and work without interruptions.”

"See article - Posted Jun 15, 2016"

Affordable American Insurance

In 2004, a group of like minded insurance professionals founded Affordable American Insurance because they were tired of the way the insurance industry was run.

The problem with an open office space is that you are always (seemingly) available.”

"See article - Posted May 16, 2016"



For more than 90 years BAI has worked with empowering financial services leaders to make smart business decisions that drive positive change and move the industry forward.

“Further, interruptions and distractions don’t just steal time; they steal creativity, accuracy, motivation, happiness and even safety, depending on the job.”

"See article - Posted May 8, 2016"


For 33 years, Entrepreneur has been a guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. The magazine has quickly expanded along with the needs of its readers. It is published 12 times a year, the magazine is available by subscription and on newsstands in the United States and Canada.

Just because others are sitting nearby doesn’t mean they are available for conversation at all times.”

"See article - Posted May 05, 2016"


The idea behind 15Five originated in the 1980s with ESPRIT founder Doug Tompkins, who realized that if he asked all of his employees to spend 15 minutes writing a report that took their manager no more than 5 minutes to read, his employees would feel heard and he would have better insight into the workings of his company.

Set aside a block of several hours every day when you’re not to be disturbed so you can concentrate on your work without distraction.”

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