Office Acoustics

How Good Acoustics Boost Workplace Productivity

By |2024-04-29T10:22:08+00:00April 29th, 2024|Office Acoustics|

Workplace productivity is a crucial factor in the success of any organization. One often overlooked element that significantly influences productivity is the quality of acoustics within the office space. Proper sound management not only enhances employee satisfaction and well-being but also directly impacts the efficiency and output of a team. What Is Office Acoustics Office acoustics refers to the way sound travels and is absorbed within a workspace. Poor acoustics can lead to excessive noise levels, which disrupt concentration, increase stress, [...]

12 Ways Noise Affects Worker Well-being And Productivity

By |2024-04-06T07:16:30+00:00January 18th, 2024|Productivity, Office Acoustics|

Noise in the workplace annoys us - a lot. Surveys show that we care more about interior acoustics than we do about how clean our workplaces are, what we sit on and the temperature of our offices. This sucks because the world is getting louder. Much louder. And our workplaces are not immune. But the volume isn't being cranked up on its own. A lot of the blame for clamorous offices can be levelled at the trend of open plan offices. Sound affects us psychologically, cognitively and behaviourally, even [...]

13 Ways To Reduce Noise in Your Office

By |2024-04-06T07:16:31+00:00November 8th, 2023|Acoustic Panels, Office Acoustics|

13 Ways To Reduce Noise in Your Office: Ensuring a Productive and Healthy Work Environment The chorus of clacking keyboards, ringing phones, and everyday office chatter can be more than just a nuisance; it can hinder productivity and employee well-being. At Resonics, we specialize in harmonizing these sounds of industry into a symphony of silence.  In the bustling environment of an office, the importance of acoustics is often overlooked. Yet, it plays a significant role in creating a conducive work environment, and it [...]

Office Acoustic Panels: The Key to a Productive Workplace

By |2023-02-16T14:45:43+00:00February 9th, 2023|Acoustic Panels, Office Acoustics|

Office Acoustic Panels: The Key to a Productive Workplace Do you hear comments of "it's just too noisy" floating around your office? Do you have acoustic panels in your office? Working in an office can be challenging, especially when it comes to distractions caused by noise. In the modern office, which is either flexible or activity-based, screens and sound-absorbing panels play a vital role in interior design. These features enhance acoustics, enabling you to have conversations without causing a disturbance to others. With [...]

Open Plan Office Acoustic Standards 2022

By |2022-07-07T14:27:39+00:00May 20th, 2022|Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

Open plan offices havebecome the preferred layout for most types of businesses to promote collaboration and communication. They can also contribute to the culture of the workplace by bringing people closer together. There are new British Standards for open plan office acoustics which can provided guidance to office designers, architects and contractors to ensure the benefits of open offices are fully realised.  In offices where they can be 20+ individuals all working in the same space, noise can be an issue. This article [...]

Challenges of Returning to the Office

By |2023-02-16T15:29:36+00:00March 8th, 2021|Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

A return to office working is now in sight for many of us, but the ways in which we work and collaborate have inevitably changed permanently. Companies will face some unique challenges of returning to the office. For some, an entire year of working from home has prompted a move away from the city to quieter areas without the hustle and bustle of the daily commute to and from the office. Naturally there is a resistance for some to return to the office [...]

Open Plan Offices: Are they good for productivity?

By |2024-04-06T07:16:31+00:00October 9th, 2020|Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

Open plan working environments are nothing new, with open-plan offices in one from or another dominating workspaces for open plan office spaces have grown steadily in popularity over the last decade, with up to 75% of office workers now working in open plan style spaces where there is no physical division between colleagues. Open plan offices were first introduced in big tech companies like Google and Apple to encourage collaboration and communication between colleagues by creating shared working environments. But does it actually [...]

14 New Architectural Acoustic Products To Check Out

By |2024-04-06T07:16:31+00:00October 15th, 2019|Acoustic Panels, Office Acoustics|

14 New Architectural Acoustic Products To Check Out The world of architectural acoustics is changing, rapidly. As acoustic solutions become commonplace in commercial spaces, so has the demand to create unique and innovative sound absorbing products that serve not just a functional purpose, but which strike the eye. In recent years there has been an explosion of new acoustic products on the market that could only have been dreamed of in times past. These products blur the lines [...]

Biophilic Design – The New Way To Reduce Office Noise?

By |2024-04-06T07:16:31+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Psychoacoustics, Health & Safety, Office Acoustics|

Connecting with nature brings a range of physiological benefits for humans. It is no wonder then that the latest architectural trend aims to bring the outdoors inside. Introduction What is Biophilic Design? The Benefits of Biophilic Design Biophilia & Acoustics How plants reduce noise Using biophilia for good acoustics In 1877, naturalist and author John Muir, writing about his adventures to the rugged and largely unchartered planes of Alaska reflected that “In every walk with nature, one received far more than one [...]

Call Centre Acoustics: A Definitive Guide

By |2024-04-06T07:16:30+00:00July 13th, 2015|Office Acoustics|

We Already Dislike Unsolicited Calls - So Why All The Noise? More and more nowadays I get calls from someone in telesales whose voice I can't hear because of background clatter. I'm calling it: I think call centres have some of the worst acoustic environments - and for a business that relies on clarity of conversation and minimal disturbance to customers - it's not exactly ideal. Take time to sort out the noise environment in your call centre and you will not only [...]