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Press Coverage: Survey reveals big businesses are the worst for your wellbeing

Big businesses are more likely to have a negative impact on your workplace wellbeing, a survey into noise at work has revealed.

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.

In addition, a worrying 64% of employees in larger companies have felt anxious about being overheard in the work environment, which is over 20% more than small businesses (42%).

Lack of privacy is also a major concern, with 77% of employees from bigger companies saying being overheard is an issue, compared to a national average of 64%.

Seventy-six per cent of people who work for big companies have overheard a colleague being upset or distressed at work, higher than the national average of 69%.

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