How noisy offices can make us more territorial

Open-plan noisy offices can have a detrimental effect on employees' well-being and satisfaction levels.
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From colleagues chatting about their weekends or having intense phone conversations, to email alerts and loud tapping on keyboards, the evidence that open-plan offices take a toll on our well-being continues to mount. There’s a clear relationship between noise levels and physiological signs of stress such as heart rate.

This stress can also manifest in unconscious actions to reclaim control – and while some of these behaviours are therapeutic and benign, others are more toxic.

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