In my last blog we looked at how noise – or the lack of it – can lead to distraction and a lack of concentration in the workplace – costing businesses time and money. Now let’s think about what can be done to resolve these problems – and the solution might not be as difficult or expensive as you might think.
We all know that a noisy office can have an adverse effect on people’s ability to concentrate and be effective in their work – but have you thought that too little noise in the office can also reduce productivity?
Whilst it is clearly true that the last 12 months have brought a degree of economic hardship for many – for others there has, perhaps surprisingly, been an upside.
In business, as well as at home, the carrot of smaller energy bills and the stick of legislation are constant reminders to cut down on waste and become more energy efficient. But realistically, how far can businesses go in responding to the challenge?