The company is small (11 people in total in my building) so everyone works in a single room with 4 people around 1 desk. There's no dividers or anything. This kind of environment means half the people there wear noise cancelling headphones (myself included) while the other half try to find out who can shout the loudest. It also has the effect of people replying to my emails or JIRA issues verbally, I want you to document it so type the reply! If I were in a cubicle people would have to use JIRA.