I do a bit more travelling these days and on a trip from Melbourne to Sydney the other night the ‘entertainment’ (probably a repeated episode of Myth Busters/Two and a half men and the news) was busted.
This resulted in a large amount of noise being generated in the cabin from conversation. People talking to strangers. Interesting discussion between a 40 odd gentlemen and an early twenties lady behind me. Two colleagues talking work gossip in front. Rabi across the aisle and me on my own (I need the leg room). It did allow me to catch up on some reading over the din.
Maybe we need to turn off the ‘entertainment’ to allow some real conversations to take place in our organisations.