The open plan Office has become increasingly popular with entrepreneurs and start-ups with the prospect of increased collaboration and teamwork. The offset has been as they have grown in size, so has overall noise level which has led to counterproductive results. Workers are closer than ever before, however when it comes to crunch time, staff value privacy more than anything according to an increasing number of studies. The idyllic vision of open offices as a crucible of ideas is exactly that, but there are ways to strike a balance and get the best of both worlds.
A recent study from the University of Sydney (2013) revealed that over 50% of workers in cubicles or partitionless offices were dissatisfied with the noise levels in their work spaces as they have no control over what they hear or who hears them. Increased noise levels contributed to causing distractions which cost individuals up to 86 minutes on a daily basis. According to the study, noise pollution contributed to distress, irritation, fatigue, headaches as well as concentration difficulties.
These factors are what the Delta Acoustic Screens from Rap Industries aim to resolve. By incorporating acoustic foam in a partition screen, the Delta screens are designed to soak up some of that frustrating background noise. Partition screens are all about utilising the space available to you. Creating a Silicon Valley styled office with multiple quiet and loud workspaces is a dream for the majority of small businesses, which is why acoustic screens are designed to be adaptable to any office environment in order to aid staff productivity.
Reverting back to a work place with multiple private offices is wholly impractical and extremely expensive, which is why installing acoustic absorbent materials can drastically help productivity in the work place while keeping the open office design. By applying fabric surfaces such as carpets, partition screens and wall screens, you can absorb a significant amount of office chatter to help staff to concentrate. Cost effective solutions such as these can help to balance the benefits of an open office while giving staff the space and privacy to complete individual work.
When developing the Delta Acoustic Screens, we aimed to create a product which had all of the materials to help dampen Ambient Office Noise levels whilst incorporating an attractive modern design which injects life into the office. We produce a curved top design of the Delta Acoustic Screen which is ideal for keeping the open feel of the office while still maintaining all of the practical solutions of the acoustic screen. As well as this, introducing a stylish design is a great way to make a statement about your organisation when hosting new clients or interviews.
If you are interesting in knowing more about the Delta Acoustic Screens and how they can help to reduce noise pollution in the office then you can get in touch with our team by phone on 01733 394941 or by e-mail at [email protected]
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