Acoustics, Work and the Physical Environment

The open-plan office has long been seen as the solution to bringing people together to boost collaboration, build relationships and spark new ideas. However, while communication speeds up and transparency spurs trust, out in the open people are desperately seeking ways to control their privacy. And the number one distraction in the workplace is no longer visual — it’s noise.

The demand and desire for supporting acoustic comfort at work is stronger than ever. This 360 Focus looks at the drivers shaping today’s need for better acoustic solutions in increasingly open office environments and offers some thought starters on settings that can help enhance people’s wellbeing and performance at work.

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