The sound office is a vital part of a sustainable working life. To be able to create a sound office you need to consider the following:
Activity Based Acoustic Design
During a working day the office should support the variation of different activities from focus work to various forms of meetings, video conferences, on the phone, team work and multi-tasking.
Understanding the interaction of the People involved, the Activity taking place and the qualities of the Space is crucial for a successful and sound working environment.
We at Ecophon call this approach Activity Based Acoustic Design
Make room for brain work - create a variation of environments
For the open-plan office – focus on minimizing speech propagation
For enclosed rooms – focus on speech clarity
If you achieve this, there will be many benefits for both staff and companies, thus a sustainable workplace. Good acoustics in the office can for example:
- Reduce adrenaline levels with 30%
- Improve task motivation with 60%
- Improve performance during concentration demanding tasks with up to 50%
- Improve mental arithmetic performance with 20%