Workers hate office noise – but is using headphones to shut out colleagues the solution?

Author:
Libby Sander
Date:
August 21, 2023
Type:

The post COVID hybrid work environment of some days of working from home and others in the the workplace can cause stresses for those who work more comfortably in a quiet environment. This article suggests ways in which organisations can attend to such dilemmas and ensure that a focus on work is more easily maintained.

"Research shows it takes about 23 minutes to get back on task after an interruption. Being constantly interrupted by impromptu questions and random conversation will not only reduce productivity but can lead to withdrawal."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-12/office-noise-are-headphones-the-solution-job-worker/102591326

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