Noisy Offices Lower Productivity, Mispronunciations Harm Relationships: Study

Noisy Office Reduces Productivity

Noisy Offices Lower Productivity, Mispronunciations Harm Relationships: Study

In our latest edition of Workplace Wellness, we delve into the significant role that our office environment plays in our productivity and overall job satisfaction. If you’ve ever found yourself losing focus at work due to the chatter of colleagues, you’re not alone. The impact of our surroundings on our work performance is more substantial than many might believe. If you’re seeking insights into how to enhance your workspace, read on. For weekly updates and tips, sign up here to get them delivered straight to your inbox.

Research has shown that a noisy office environment can lead to increased stress levels among employees, which can result in psychological withdrawal from their tasks and a decrease in productivity. If you’ve ever felt that your office atmosphere is contributing to your work-related stress, it’s time to explore ways to reclaim control over your personal workspace.

In addition to noise levels, interpersonal relationships within the office can also affect work productivity. For example, consistently misspelling or forgetting a colleague’s name may seem like a trivial matter, but it can have a significant impact. Our career correspondent, Alex Thompson, found in his latest column that frequently getting a colleague’s name wrong can leave them feeling undervalued or excluded. Experts suggest that employees should not hesitate to politely correct those who repeatedly misspell or mispronounce their names.

So, how can you make your office environment more conducive to productivity and well-being? One strategy is to invest in an electric height adjustable standing desk. The health benefits of an electric stand up desk are numerous, including reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lower back pain. Plus, alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day can boost energy levels and concentration, leading to increased productivity.

When considering how to choose the best standing desk, consider factors such as adjustability, stability, and ease of use. The best sit stand desk should be easy to adjust to different heights so you can switch between sitting and standing with ease. Additionally, a stable desk will ensure your work setup is secure and safe.

Another strategy is to create a personal space that minimizes distractions. This could involve using noise-cancelling headphones, setting up a small divider, or even just rearranging your desk so you’re facing away from high-traffic areas.

Furthermore, incorporating elements of nature into your workspace can have a positive effect on your mental well-being and productivity. This can be as simple as having a desk plant or using a desktop background of a calming natural scene.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of regular breaks. Stepping away from your desk every so often can help to refresh your mind and reduce the risk of burnout.

We’d love to hear how you’ve made your office environment more conducive to productivity and well-being. Share your experiences with us at

In the meantime, enjoy our other articles in today’s newsletter and have a productive week ahead! Remember, a well-designed office environment is not just about aesthetics, but it’s also a crucial factor in promoting health and productivity among employees. Whether it’s investing in an electric height adjustable standing desk or simply taking regular breaks, every little change can make a big difference.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.