Let’s look at the facts from recent studies:
75% of employees in one study rated workplace acoustics as the worst aspect of their office environment.
Sound expert Julian Treasure reported that there is a 66% drop in productivity in open offices.
According to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), noise is the main contributor to workplace stress. A Cornell study says that the uncontrollability of sound makes it stressful.
Stress eventually leads to employee disengagement. 71% of employees are not engaged.
High turnover rate:
Stress and disengagement cause up to 40% of workers to seek employment elsewhere.
Increased absenteeism and error rate:
With the best and brightest employees leaving and the remaining disengaged workers, employees tend to have more errors and sick days.