Tomorrow is the deadline of an important report. You arrive at the office early to start your work before your colleagues turn up. There is silence, peace, and nobody is there to disturb you. Unfortunately, after a productive hour you are surrounded by distracting noise. Phone calls, the sound of printers, and loud conversations can be heard in the whole office. Can you concentrate in these conditions and complete your task on time?
Office acoustics is a problem for 31.6% of employees working in the offices we surveyed.*
*Number of respondents – 2,486; number of surveyed companies – 8
Noise in the office not only distracts employees from their work and prevents them from concentrating, but also increases the level of occupational stress which leads to lowering their efficiency.
Therefore, it is a good idea to design a space that can minimise the noise generated and prevent it from spreading. To provide all employees with work comfort, it is also worth setting clear rules concerning the use of the space, e.g. muted mobile phones.