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How loud is your work environment?   [Edit]

Survey period: 1 Aug 2011 to 8 Aug 2011

Do you have the sanctity of a spiritual retreat, or are noise cancelling headphones de rigueur? (Suggested by Amir Liberman)

OptionVotes% 
Extremely quiet706.72
Generally quiet24923.90
Mostly quiet, with a little noise now and again42640.88
Bustling,though usually below a dull roar16615.93
Noisy11711.23
So noisy I'm losing my hearing.141.34



 
General-8 dB Pin
Scott Page5-Aug-11 8:32
professionalScott Page5-Aug-11 8:32 
GeneralRe: -8 dB Pin
Michael Bergman5-Aug-11 10:27
Michael Bergman5-Aug-11 10:27 
GeneralI'm stuck next to... Pin
Matthew Hanna3-Aug-11 14:28
Matthew Hanna3-Aug-11 14:28 
GeneralRe: I'm stuck next to... Pin
XiaoChuan Yu4-Aug-11 7:19
XiaoChuan Yu4-Aug-11 7:19 
GeneralRe: I'm stuck next to... Pin
Michael Bergman5-Aug-11 10:26
Michael Bergman5-Aug-11 10:26 
GeneralIt is so quiet I can hear my stomach rumble... Pin
Michael Bergman2-Aug-11 10:38
Michael Bergman2-Aug-11 10:38 
GeneralRe: It is so quiet I can hear my stomach rumble... Pin
saxenaabhi62-Aug-11 14:41
saxenaabhi62-Aug-11 14:41 
GeneralSpecial area for us, briefly Pin
Roger Allen2-Aug-11 6:14
Roger Allen2-Aug-11 6:14 
My previous boss who left only a few weeks ago, spent years complaining to higher management how the noise an open plan office disrupts the flow. He lost many hours of work due to this - the main culprit being the managing directors mobils phone, being left on his desk at full volume ringing all the time.

We finally got a wall and door put in (after years of waiting....) the week before he resigned. It helped a lot with the noise.

Two weeks after he leaves, an office layout change has to be done to fit in more people - and were back to an open plan office for the software dept again Dead | X|

Although, the new software boss is not against the use of headphones and listening to music, its a habit I have got out of due to my previous bosses working practices(music disrupts the creative juices....)

Well, should be interesting to see how things go....
If you vote me down, my score will only get lower

GeneralTinnitus... Pin
StarNamer@work1-Aug-11 22:53
professionalStarNamer@work1-Aug-11 22:53 
GeneralRe: Tinnitus... Pin
chriselst1-Aug-11 23:50
chriselst1-Aug-11 23:50 
GeneralRe: Tinnitus... Pin
StarNamer@work2-Aug-11 3:51
professionalStarNamer@work2-Aug-11 3:51 
GeneralRe: Tinnitus... Pin
Chris Richner4-Aug-11 23:13
Chris Richner4-Aug-11 23:13 
GeneralFriendly Pin
RedSonja1-Aug-11 19:59
RedSonja1-Aug-11 19:59 
GeneralOne of my customer sites though... Pin
WestieBoy1-Aug-11 15:19
WestieBoy1-Aug-11 15:19 
GeneralNoisy... Pin
PJ Arends1-Aug-11 12:38
professionalPJ Arends1-Aug-11 12:38 
GeneralRe: Noisy... Pin
ThatsAlok1-Aug-11 20:02
ThatsAlok1-Aug-11 20:02 
GeneralMy Situation Pin
Matt U.1-Aug-11 11:22
Matt U.1-Aug-11 11:22 
GeneralI used to have traffic.... Pin
studleylee1-Aug-11 10:31
studleylee1-Aug-11 10:31 
GeneralRe: I used to have traffic.... Pin
TG_Cid2-Aug-11 10:42
TG_Cid2-Aug-11 10:42 
GeneralNoisy and disturbing... Pin
iris.frigole1-Aug-11 8:56
iris.frigole1-Aug-11 8:56 
GeneralIt would be a lot quieter if Pin
Gregory Gadow1-Aug-11 6:10
Gregory Gadow1-Aug-11 6:10 
GeneralRe: It would be a lot quieter if Pin
quinton19691-Aug-11 7:24
quinton19691-Aug-11 7:24 
GeneralI am in earshot of brokers (salesmen) Pin
wizardzz1-Aug-11 4:30
wizardzz1-Aug-11 4:30 
GeneralQuite noisy... Pin
Sander Rossel1-Aug-11 3:37
professionalSander Rossel1-Aug-11 3:37 
GeneralUh - Pin
W Balboos, GHB1-Aug-11 3:25
W Balboos, GHB1-Aug-11 3:25 

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