We’ve evolved to respond to sensory stimulation and these experiences affect our wellbeing and productivity. A workspace should reduce harmful sensory stimulation and increase uplifting sensory experiences to enhance wellbeing and productivity. Sounds, for example, can give us energy but noise can also cause headaches and concentration problems, which can lead to neck and shoulder pain.1 Reducing noise can be good for productivity as it lowers stress and sickness and helps employees work at their full capacity2. Lighting and air quality are also important considerations - bad ventilation can lower productivity by up to 15%.3

1. https://www.kinnarps.se/Kunskap/the-quiet-revolution/

2. Bort med bullret - en bra ljudmiljö lånar sig. ADI 598, Arbetsmiljöverket

3. https://www.av.se/arbetsmiljoarbete-och-inspektioner/arbeta-med-arbetsmiljon/dolda-faror-i-arbetsmiljon/#nr1 

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