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The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Poppy Szkiler Of Quiet Mark On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together

The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Poppy Szkiler Of Quiet Mark On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together

An Interview with Karen Mangia, published in Authority Magazine and medium.com

 

 

Sustainability — Interior Design Declares is one of several UK Declares pledges/ movements, under the Built Environment Declares body. Quiet Mark is proud to be one of its 129 signatory companies, made up of leading UK Interior Design Practices, many of whom are responsible for a significant amount of workspace design and renovation.

 

As a part of an interview series called “How Employers and Employees are Reworking Work Together,” Karen Mangia interviewed Poppy Szkiler, CEO of Quiet Mark.

Poppy Szkiler is CEO Founder of Quiet Mark, a global certification program providing consumers and specifiers around the world with a short-cut to find lowest-noise high-performance products and acoustic building materials to reduce unwanted noise. She was named “the Queen of Quiet” by The Sunday Times newspaper in 2021. She is a passionate campaigner about the impact of sound on well-being. The company is on a mission to help create peaceful living.

 

 

What advice would you offer to employers who want to future-proof their organizations?

According to the Leesman Index, which has measured the employee experience of almost 1M employees, at 6.2K companies, in 107 countries at the office and at home to build global benchmarks of the best work environments in the world, the biggest difference between new workplaces that succeed in providing the users an outstanding experience, and those that fail, is in support for activities that we know are generally well supported at home, e.g. thinking, having private or business confidential conversations. In other words, activities that rely on good acoustic privacy.

Leesman found that noise levels are important to 71% of the employees, yet only 33% find them satisfactory in their workplace. In Quiet Mark’s own January 2022, Employment & Work Acoustics US poll of 1,000 American adults, 22%, nearly a quarter, report they would seek a total career or work environment change to limit noise, even considering a complete change in industry to do so.

 

Read the full interview on medium.com here.