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Noisy environments

Noisy environments

  • The Open office trend is seriously flawed is a majority of people have problems with the acoustics.
  • Not everyone works well in a noisy environment.
  • Companies can provide quieter areas for people averse to noise or for those who do certain specific tasks requiring focus.

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Introverts find it hard to concentrate and feel tired in a noisy environment, especially when mentally trying to calculate something.

People cannot switch off their brains to external noise, unable to focus on work. Office sounds that are similar to their own work will further annoy or c...

Some individuals like a certain office ambient noise, even music, as it makes them concentrate more, or provides a distraction, which is also needed.

Others have an extreme aversion, a sort of panic attack to distracting sounds, which is called Misophonia.

The open office sitting plan in many organizations has made some people lament on all kinds of office-specific noise they hear, and the kind of noise their neighboring colleagues make.

Noise-like office chatter, coughing and sneezing, loud phone ringtones, and conversations are considered p...

Extroverts seek and find noisy environments comfortable, while introverts are the opposite, and run away to solitary comfort after interacting with people.

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Music and work

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How To Concentrate: Distraction Is Also Needed

Distraction may seem not-so-great for productivity, but it is vital for your survival as well. Too much focus can be dangerous as we may miss potential changes and threats.

That being said, concentration happens best in total silence, especially in work that requires cognitive effort.

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Introverts find noise distracting

Most people have a problem focusing when there is a distraction. Learning can suffer by distracting background sounds.

A study found that background and office noises decreased the performance of introverts in tasks involving reading comprehension and mental arithmetic. Performance during...

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