Before Corona the answer seemed obvious *):

– 70% of the employees worked in open plan offices

– The noise level led to psychological stress
   (+ 25% „bad mood“ and + 34% sweat production)

– Consequences: Less job satisfaction & increased willingness to quit

And what does it look like „after Corona“? The desire for more flexibility has often turned into an obligation to work from home. But not all of us have a quiet office at home with a view of the greenery, so that the open-plan office sometimes mutates from a stressful place to a longing.

Back in the open-plan office, a few simple tricks can lead to greater satisfaction: partitions, headphones with noise suppression or simply asking colleagues to speak a little more quietly – stay healthy and confident … 😄