Friday, March 4, 2016

Noise is a Distraction!

Have you ever sat at your desk at work and heard someone in the next cubicle or at the next desk talking loudly on the phone or to another co-worker? Have you ever been to a board meeting and the person who always talks at the top of his or her lungs is about to take center stage? How about at a committee or association meeting? The person with the decibel-blasting voice has a hand up and you can’t help but cringe in advance. If only it weren’t impolite to say “shhhh” or “oh, please” in these situations. But as a person of great civility, you know that you can’t. So what to do? Install a Yacker Tracker!

Noise is a great distraction when you’re trying to get work done, or to understand something or even to keep a thought in your head. We’re talking about intrusive noise. You can’t help the sound of a garbage truck, or a fight next door, or a sonic boom. But it’s common sense to control the noise that you can. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, noise also affects people’s health by increasing general stress levels and aggravating stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary disease, peptic ulcers and migraine headaches. Continued exposure only makes it worse. You don’t get used to it.  And on top of that, stress resulting from unwanted noise may decrease higher brain function, impairing learning and memory. All of which are very important to hang on to when you’re in a business or any setting.

When you install a Yacker Tracker in a meeting room you won’t offend anyone, and you might well be bringing relief to many others like yourself. When ideas and emotions are vented in public it seems only normal that voices would rise. Especially over divisive or even new ideas. When the yellow light on the Yacker Tracker goes on it’s a gentle reminder to the speaker that the approved sound level is about to be broached. When you install one in your office (if you’re the boss, go for it. If you’re not, ask first!) you might sense the calm that settles in. No one will want to hear the siren go off when the light turns red, so it’s a perfect tool for keeping things under control. You’ll be surprised at how much more effective it is to accomplish goals when courtesy reigns!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us and tell us all about it. Send us a picture or video and we will post it!

Yacker Tracker™
by AGI – Attention Getters, Inc™
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