Open office plans are widely utilized in most offices. Today, about 70 percent of all US employees are now working in an open office environment according to International Management Facility Association. But, if you have ever worked in one and chances are that you have, they are wildly distracting “proving to be ineffective if the ability to focus was not also considered”.
Speech Privacy (“Sound Masking” or “White Noise“) is the process of introducing ambient noise that gently overrides the sounds that ceiling panels do not completely reduce, making a workspace more comfortable and productive.
Adding Sound Masking to your can improve the performance of your space by 50% and is acoustically equivalent to tripling the distance between employees. Distractions can be minimized which ensures you are creating a more productive environment for your employees. While the open office plan is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration, noise from meetings, speakerphones and conversation can be overwhelming. Employees also need the opportunity to work independently without interruption.