The ‘Noise and Wellbeing at Work 2019’ survey, conducted by the Remark Group, reveals 61% of employees within large companies (500+ employees) report that noise is an issue at work, compared to just 37% of those in small businesses – which is a worryingly high number.
What was most concerning in the report, was that the same 61% say that they are interrupted by noise at least five to ten times a day. Interviewees went onto report that it takes an average of eleven minutes to get back into a task after being distracted by noise, which means between 55 minutes and 110 minutes of a day are wasted just from noise distractions.
Acoustics are generally a design element that get overlooked when designing a workspace, but nearly half of UK workers in big businesses feel that noise at work has a negative impact on their wellbeing, compared to just 21% of people in small businesses.
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