There is nothing worst when trying to concentrate on an important task and all you can hear is the irritating conversation 2 desks down, or the constant clanging of cups or teaspoons hitting the sink from the nearby kitchenette. We've all been there at one point or another in our career, haven't we? It's no surprise then that daily workplace noise pollution will have a detrimental effect on the quality of work being done. There are those quick interim solutions that can sometimes help; popping earphones in (we recommend a Hans Zimmer playlist), booking the Skype booth for an hour or so to escape the noise, or working from home. But these solutions aren't sustainable in the long-run and employees' work and wellbeing will suffer if no action plan is put into gear.
How can we help?
As office space experts, we have access to the latest office furniture designs and trends; acoustic furniture being a popular enquiry. We supply acoustic pods and a range of sound absorbing panels, rafts and baffles.
Acoustic Pods provide a quiet space in open plan office areas. (more info here.
) Acoustic pods
are a smart solution if you have the budget and space. Pods can start from £3000 but it really depends on the design and how they will be used which will inform which is the best solution for your office needs.
Ceiling sound baffles are an effective, economical acoustic solution that suspends from the ceiling to increase speech intelligibility and sound clarity. (view products online here
Acoustic rafts are free hanging horizontal shapes of sound absorbing material designed specifically to absorb sound energy and reduce noise reverberation. (Our sister website stocks a number of contemporary designs which you can view here)
If your office budget is restrictive, there are a number of affordable acoustic solutions which can help: acoustic wall art, acoustic blinds, even implementing simple decor updates can disperse and absorb noise levels.
What's all the fuss?
Noise in the workplace is legislative and guidelines for employees, employers and advisers is provided by Gov.uk
. Unfortunately, noise falls into 1 of 6 categories which is highlighted as a primary source of stress at work. Download the report here
We are receiving an increase in enquiries from the education sector, and from the graphic above, it's clear to see why! There is a raft (pun intended) of information on AcousticPods.co.uk
should you wish to explore further. Otherwise, please don't hesitate to contact us
by phone or email.