Noise is a common complaint raised by employees in corporate office settings. In fact, surveys have shown that employees care more about interior acoustics than cleanliness, office furniture, and temperature. But health effects from noise can be serious.
This is especially true in open concept offices where employees are all working in a large space with little to no separation. A busy, noisy workplace constantly filled with activity can be distracting and can significantly impact productivity. That said, a noisy workplace is more than just an annoyance; several studies have shown that noise in the office can also impact stress, while lowering job satisfaction and employee morale.