Plugging in at work with those earbuds, earbugs, and headphones- is it unproductive?   You might be surprised. Hear Clouser and Heidi Bird debate both sides of the issue.  Are you being anti-social or just tuning out noise?  Does it hinder your contribution to your employer or enhance your productivity.  Does your office layout or work neighbor increase the use of the ear devices?  Listen to some insights from research and articles published on the topic.