Interface Releases Results of Workplace Acoustics Study
Atlanta, GA, May 1, 2019-Interface has released the results of "What's That Sound?," a workplace study uncovering how sound and acoustics impact employees in business environments.
The survey, conducted in partnership with Radius Global Market Research, reveals noise negatively impacts a majority (69%) of global employees' concentration levels, productivity and creativity.
More than 2,000 adult workers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia participated in the study, intended to inform employers on the importance of acoustical solutions for the current and future workforce.
In addition to the negative impacts of noise on an employee's well-being, the study highlights the perceived negligence of employers in finding solutions for noise in the workplace. Across the U.S., U.K. and Australia, 44% of those surveyed indicate their company does nothing to address noise, leaving employees to solve the problem themselves.
Potentially concerning for employers, 16% of those surveyed choose to work remotely due to unsolved noise problems, revealing the need for more touchdown areas, focus rooms and designated quiet areas for employees to retreat.
For the full results and methodology associated with "What's That Sound?," visit Interface.com/Acoustics.