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Archive for May, 2015

Noise pollution and other causes of office complaints

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Noise pollution is one of the biggest gripes for office workers. This problem grows out of control in poorly designed, open plan offices, where a large number of colleagues sit in close proximity to each other.

Other, just as annoying issues can affect the performance of office workers though. According to research, productivity is lower in open plan settings where there’s literally no escape from team members. (more…)

The best ambient noise apps

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

We have, at times, advocated silence while you work. But there are exceptions. Many office workers choose to block out noise with ambient sounds rather than music. Which can be great for productivity.

Complete silence can sometimes be just as bad for work as a noisy environment too. Finding the perfect balance is essential. (more…)

Our guide to dealing with noisy neighbours

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Noisy neighbours can make life tough. You don’t want to be the neighbour who complains about every little, thing. But you aren’t getting sleep; it’s keeping the kids up, and affecting your work life.

So what can you do about those neighbours who like to play music at 3am? (more…)

How noise can affect health and productivity

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Sound is all around us. The TV in the background, the traffic driving past your office window – you can’t escape sound. But do you know that it can affect health and productivity? (more…)