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Poor acoustic design has negative impact on workers wellbeing and productivity – says survey

Platform Work in Mind reports on our Noise and Wellbeing at Work survey with more installments to come over the following weeks. Make sure you follow us on twitter to stay tuned with what’s coming up.

A survey undertaken by the Remark Group and leading environmental psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland has revealed that 65% of workers say noise impacts on their ability to complete work in an accurate and timely manner and shockingly, 58% of people say that noise has a high impact on their stress levels in the workplace.

The ‘Noise and Wellbeing at Work’ surveyed over 1,000 UK based office workers in order to understand the impact that noise has on the productivity and wellbeing of UK office workers.

The survey results include data from workers based in open-plan and shared office spaces, ranging across multiple sectors including; financial, healthcare, legal, education, transport, manufacturing and property. This kind of data is readily available in the U.S and parts of Europe but there is very limited data focusing on UK based office workers.