Maintaining concentration is mainly a problem in offices where a lot of communication/calling is being done. Here, noise and movement stimuli arise which are very disturbing and reduce the productivity of the employees. Research shows that the loss of concentration/interruption can take as long as 10-15 minutes, reducing productivity by 10-15% in one day. The figures do not lie, 60% of our time is spent on concentration work. A good acoustic environment can reduce adrenaline levels by 30%, increase task motivation by 66% and improve performance and accuracy by up to 50% in complex tasks.
2. Less absenteeism
Exposure to noise is significantly correlated with absenteeism. Everyone knows the situation when he has to concentrate in a noisy space or when you have been in a full swimming pool for example. You are tired at the end of the day and it takes a lot of energy to keep your head. Logical, because your brain is constantly stimulated. Long-term exposure to this excess of stimuli is not good for your health and can trigger the production of stress hormones.
The complaints that many people face every day are complaints such as headache, dizziness, stress, fatigue, irritation and loss of concentration. In bad cases, poor acoustics can even lead to long-term illness or hearing damage, heart failure and voice problems. Partly as a result of this, acoustics are also high on the agenda at the Occupational Health & Safety Act and within the Buildings Decree.