According to a survey* carried out for the Plantronics Corporation, 93.5% of co-workers complain of noise in the workplace. This source of discontent has a negative impact on co-workers and on their ability to do their job.
The main sources of noise at work:
- noisy colleagues
- poor on-site acoustics
- telephones ringing; machine noise
The negative effects of noise:
- loss of productivity; reduced commitment
- stress; headaches
- frustrated clients who are asked to repeat themselves (especially in open spaces)
Noise is increasingly perceived as an issue; it hinders collaboration between team members; it has an overall negative impact on the Company; it lowers productivity.
How can you improve your company’s productivity and protect yourself against noise?
*survey carried out by Opinion Matters. 250 co-workers who were interrogated in Germany, France and Great Britain (1000 people per country) in February 2015.