As the world changes and adapts to the new normal, employee wellbeing is as important as ever. While conversations circle around designing offices to facilitate social distancing, sanitising, and Zoom calls—it’s important to take a holistic approach to workplace wellness.
Acoustic wellness is often overlooked, but studies show that without acoustic treatment, office spaces can quickly become noisy, stressful environments. Symptoms of prolonged exposure to auditory stimuli range from tiredness and distraction to pain and high blood pressure. Over time, these symptoms can lead to decreased productivity and staff dissatisfaction.
How can office design contribute to, and improve, wellbeing in the workplace?