When choosing the right solutions for a great workspace, the emphasis is usually put on how the furniture looks, functionality and price perhaps, but there is one important element that is often overlooked - sound.
There are several environmental factors that affect workplace performance such as: lights and temperature but good acoustics should be top priority. Being able to hear and understand well in the office is an important aspect of every business. Open plan offices can become very noisy and we all know noise in the workplace can increase tension and lower productivity of the workers. Sound affects our mood, emotions and has a significant impact on our performance levels. Struggling to hear our co-workers in the office or that person on the phone, can be quite annoying and may lead to a poor communication in the office, increased tension levels and an overall reduced performance among workers. To ensure a noise free work environment with productive, stress free workers, it is worth selecting soft sound absorbing materials for the office screens as they soak up sound by reducing noise reflections.
Materials play a mayor role when it comes to noise performance in the office. The basic approach behind every acoustics management is the ABC rule: Absorb Block and Cover.
Hard surfaces don’t absorb the sound very well; they diffuse the sound and create the echo effect while fabric covered screens are great for absorbing the sound. Freiberg Office Solutions uses innovative and environmentally conscious products from Autex, a premium choice for effective sound control and absorption. Workstation from Autex combines superior noise absorption with unique finishing options to provide greater flexibility in the design and manufacture of office furniture.
There are also other ways of reducing the noise levels in the open office environment:
By choosing the right sound absorbent materials for your office screens and carefully partitioning the spaces in the office, you can achieve the right combination of ambience noise where the employees are more productive and less stressed.
Freiberg Office Solutions provides a wide range of workstations; desk height and full height screens with inbuilt insulation, foam facings or fabric finishes that will help improve your workspace, environment and productivity by reducing the noise.