Office noise distracts more than 65% of employees
It’s a well-known fact that offices can provide a whole host of distractions but it’s actually noise that brings productivity down the most. Women (67%), it seems, are more likely to be distracted by noise than men (65%) but it’s the over 55s (75%) who claim they are most productive in a quiet, calm office.
It’s not just the over 55s who struggle with office noise as 60% of under 25s revealed that they get distracted by disruptions in the office too.
Respondents to Office Reality’s survey said that there are plenty of benefits to a quiet, calm office as well as increased productivity. They said a calm office gives a good impression to visitors and boosts team morale.
Another element that boosts productivity in a shared office is a light, bright, spacious working area with ergonomic furniture.
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