Did you know?
Over 80% of offices have open floor plans, and for good reason. There are many benefits – a cost effective layout, increased opportunities for collaboration, and less ugly cubicle partitions equals more natural light.
The major downside of the open office? Lack of speech privacy. If you work in an open office, you’re probably hearing everything your co-workers are saying, from office gossip to personal phone calls. And with less expensive construction materials being used in walls and doors, one can’t even count on having a private conversation in a private office or conference room. This phenomenon extends far beyond the office environment – you’ve likely overheard conversations you wish you hadn’t at your doctor’s office reception area or at a college library when you were trying to study.
So a noisy office environment is bad for worker satisfaction and for worker productivity. So, how can you make your workplace seem more quiet?
Sound Masking is the answer. It works by emitting a uniform, barely perceptible background sound into the environment through speakers installed in the ceiling. The sound is similar to the sound of airflow and is scientifically engineered to mask the sound of human speech, making conversations less noticeable, less intelligible, and less distracting. It’s also cost-effective to install and consumes very little power.
Sound too good to be true? Schedule a demo and let us show you the power of this effective, and affordable, technology.
Article written by Elgin Akarsoy, Director of Sales - Systems Integration at IMS Technology Services