Noisy Workplaces Lower Productivity

Five out of six offices in Sweden are too loud says a report from Gothenburg University.

The study found that in nearly a third of the cases the noise exceeded three decibels.

Often the noise comes from air conditioning units and is at such a low frequency that people do not realise how loud it actually is.

Speaking to Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, a researcher involved in the study said the high sound levels make employees work slower and make more mistakes.

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