Corpus ID: 51126844

Productivity : How Acoustics Affect Workers ’ Performance In Offices & Open Areas

  title={Productivity : How Acoustics Affect Workers ’ Performance In Offices & Open Areas},
  author={D. Sykes},
  • D. Sykes
  • Published 2004
  • Acoustical conditions profoundly impact human performance in office settings as well as in factories and other work environments. These impacts are well-known in factories. For example, OSHA has very specific standards for noise levels and the EPA has recommended guidelines for noise levels in hospitals. But the fact is that the impact of noise has also been objectively measured in office settings where 70% of Americans are now employed as “knowledge workers.” And these impacts yield what… CONTINUE READING


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