The dynamics of the open plan office are designed to be intentionally different from the fully enclosed single person office. The generation of a communal “buzz” generated by multiple occupants working on common tasks is part of the design process, and the acoustics of the open plan space are a critical component of this.
Unless it is addressed, excessive background noise levels can easily cause the experience of working in a high energy workplace to deteriorate due to problems like stress, discomfort, and lack of privacy.
Reducing Noise In Open Plan Offices
Reverberation (or reflected sound) in the workspace itself may be a contributor to high noise levels. Hard internal surfaces like walls, ceilings, desktops etc, can reflect sound waves, interfering with clear speech and internally generated sounds like phone calls and video links.
Sontext can assist with minimising high sound levels and reverberation problems. Sontext manufacture and supply fully tested sound absorbing wall and ceiling panels such as Serenity Acoustic Panels, specifically for this type of application.
These panels are available in a huge variety of colours and patterns and are easily installed on new or existing surfaces.
Solution to Reduce Noise In Open Plan Offices
SerenityLite Acoustic Panels minimise background noise and improve speech clarity in open plan offices due to excellent sound absorption at voice frequencies. They can easily direct-fixed to interior ceilings or upper walls.
Many commercial office complexes have an existing ceiling grid system that means the options for installing acoustic panels is limited. The robust, rigid construction of Serenity Panels means they can be used as a replacement for existing ceiling panels, or wall mounted instead.