Swedish Smart building company Memoori published an interesting piece on the complex relationship between workplace noise and productivity. The article teaches us that our extrovert colleagues can cope better with noisy environments compared to introverts who perform better under quieter conditions, and the level of distraction varies somewhat in relation to the activity they are undertaking. Memoori further explains that multi-space workplaces, which provide quiet areas for those who need it for focus or rest, open-plan spaces for greater collaboration and as a workspace to suit others are a way to balance the level of noise. The multi-space office fits into a greater trend towards flexibility in the workplace and solves many of the problems associated with noise.
Read the full article on memoori.com