The ‘Noise and Wellbeing at Work 2019’ survey, conducted by intelligent business solutions company The Remark Group, showed that 61% of employees within large companies say that noise is an issue at work, compared to just 37% of small business staff.
The same percentage (61%) say they are interrupted by noise at least five to ten times a day, higher than the national average of 55%.
With 61% of employees in large companies saying it takes an average of 11 minutes to get back into a task after being distracted by noise, that’s between 55 and 110 minutes a day wasted just from noise distractions.
And the office environment is important to employees, with 92% of people in large businesses saying a work environment would have an impact on whether they’d accept a job offer or not, compared to a national average of 77%.
Read the full piece in HR news here.