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The Soundscaping Evolution

I invite you to participate in a brief exercise. If nothing else, it will improve your mood. You are likely sitting indoors at a computer, but I want you to allow your imagination to transport you somewhere else, anywhere in the world. Imagine yourself in the place where you feel your optimal self. Envision a place of beauty, a place that makes you feel inspired, … Continue reading The Soundscaping Evolution »

Employees and management may not see eye to eye on small business workplace noise

Recently, in “Is small business worker productivity declining? Noise may be the culprit,” I looked at the effect of noise on worker productivity. Underscoring the impact of noise on productivity is a “2013 U.S. Workplace Survey” conducted by design and architecture firm Gensler in which 69% of survey participants indicated that they are dissatisfied with noise levels at their primary workspace. The Gensler survey found … Continue reading Employees and management may not see eye to eye on small business workplace noise »