- IRIS Clarity survey reveals most workers dislike office noise, with respondents wearing headphones to avoid it
- More than a fifth of work calls are interrupted several times by background noise
London, United Kingdom; Monday, July 11: Most employees wish their workplace was quieter than it is now. That’s according to a survey by IRIS Clarity, an AI-powered voice isolation software, which asked respondents in the UK and US about their attitudes to office noise.
Seventy-one percent of respondents wish their workplace was quieter than it is now. This is more common in the UK (79%) compared to the US (63%).
The survey found that the majority of respondents dislike office noise (54%) and actively wear headphones to avoid it, compared to 46% who feel that office hum and noise fuel their creativity. Interestingly, male respondents prefer office noise (53%), while female respondents prefer quieter offices (58%). When comparing results between 18-34 and 35+, younger people prefer atmospheric offices (57%). People aged 35 and older do not like office noise (63%).
When asked how often background noise interfered with their calls during the day, most respondents said they were called at least once a day (89% at home and 91% at work). Additionally, respondents said they are more likely to be distracted at the office (54%) than at home (46%).
Jacobi Anstruther, founder and CEO of IRIS Clarity, commented: “Whether you love or hate office noise, it shouldn’t get in the way of important conversations during work calls. Distracting noise reduces concentration and productivity, and causes stress in the workplace. At IRIS, we ensure that the focus remains on what matters: your words.”
Using the latest artificial intelligence technology, IRIS Clarity software removes distracting background noise from VoIP and customer calls. Real-time and two-way, IRIS Clarity allows participants on both sides of the conversation to immediately enjoy clearer sound, no matter where they are. IRIS Clarity improves focus, engagement and well-being by bringing control to an uncontrolled environment.
To learn more about IRIS Clarity, visit the website: https://iris.audio/clarity-enterprise.