• Three-quarters (76%) of office workers are regularly distracted at their personal workspace and it’s having a big impact on productivity, with 36% of workers saying noise causes them to lose at least an hour of work every day. That’s according to a new study from Future Workplace, commissioned by Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom).

  • New research from Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly” – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) and Future Workplace has found that more than half of Generation Z and Millennials say they still want open offices despite the distractions associated with them. Other key findings include: 66% of respondents said their biggest distraction is a co-worker talking loudly on the phone, and 65 percent say it’s a co-worker talking nearby. Half of Gen Z (52%) say they are most productive when they were working around noise or talking with others. Whereas 60% of Baby Boomers say they’re most productive when it’s quiet. The majority of employees who rely on phone and video conferencing during the day say that distractions could be minimised with better technology (56%). This leaves multiple challenges for organisations with open offices to manage. Do let me know if you would like to speak to Paul Clark, SVP EMEA MD at Poly, about the results further and solutions that can help.