I'm sharing an open-space office with around ten other software developers and a few other colleagues. A fellow developer is frequently complaining about the noise in the office. I quite agree with him, it is not optimal conditions for software development.
Some of the other developers do not really care, they are fine with the noise. We've found this Workplace Stack Exchange answer with a "Do not disturb" time between 14:00 and 17:00 and suggested the same to our boss. (If anyone needs help or wants to discuss something they should do in a meeting room or somewhere else in this time frame.)
The boss says that we (developers and other employees without the boss) should talk about it during lunch whether the whole room would like or not something like this and present him a common point of view/consensus.
I don't think that any of us has the ability (and power) to get this consensus.
I know that these conditions are not the best and I could be more productive in a more quiet office but I knew the environment when I was applying for this job and accepted that. I just don't want this battle since I can't see any chance that I could win.
Is it unprofessonal to refuse this assignment (=getting a common point of view and present it)? How should I refuse that in a polite way?
Edit: the noise is usually work-related but there too many running projects by other developers/people which is irrelevant to us.