Peace is hard to find in the office. Constant chatting, keyboards tapping, and music blasting can interrupt employees, impacting productivity and affecting their wellbeing at work. Noise is one of the top disrupters to employees and costs Australian businesses billions in absenteeism and staff turnover. Organisations need to ensure their people are well looked after, both mentally and physically, and this can be achieved by adding quiet zones.
A study by Steelcase found 95 percent of employees today need quiet and private areas, but only 40 percent say their workplaces provide them.“Some 95 percent of employees need quiet and private areas – but only 40 percent say their workplaces provide them.”