If you thought acoustic panels were the preserve of recording studios, then think again, because they can also be a great addition to offices. In this blog, we run through some of the benefits which office acoustic panels can have in an office environment. If you are a business owner or office manager who considers acoustic panels to be a needless expense, then maybe the following advantages could change your mind.
Any prudent company boss can tell you that the savviness of investments come down to the potential return, and in the case of acoustic panels and other luxury furniture items such as meeting pods and executive desks, the main benefit is increased productivity. Acoustic panels come with the ability to cut out excess noise, thanks to reducing the reverberations around the office space. It goes towards making it easier for employees to hear clients or colleagues on the phone, and in the case of conference rooms, can be a security feature which prevents those from outside hearing private discussions.
Better quality of sound
Acoustic absorption panels serve to deaden sound which is unwanted, and this can make the sounds which are wanted much clearer. If you are holding a meeting and wish to make sure that the main speaker is heard perfectly, acoustic panels can be a way of making speech more intelligible in the space which you are using. That means less straining to hear, and the avoidance of important speeches being overlooked.
Knock down the ‘wall of noise’
Have you ever walked into an office and been genuinely shocked by the amount of noise which you can hear? This is certainly not an ideal welcome for visitors, who could be potential or existing clients. Acoustic panels can provide a solution which knocks down this ‘wall of noise’, contributing to an office which is more inviting for all. Staff who use the telephone regularly can find that they are able to hear better, and the customers on the other end of the phone can also benefit, as they find it simpler to speak to your representatives.
Ever been in a noisy environment such as a transport hub or supermarket and felt, well… stressed out? It is entirely natural, as a heightened level of noise can scramble our senses and make us feel more tense. It almost goes without saying that this is not the ideal environment for an office, and so you can make acoustic panels a ‘stress buster’ in your workplace. By taking the noise level down a notch, you might find that your staff become a lot less irritable and temperamental.
A quieter office environment means one which is easier to communicate in. In any offices where there is heavy equipment, including computers or items which can be dropped, cutting out the noise can decrease distractions, and avoid unneeded distractions.
Are you convinced yet? Discreet, and with a budget-friendly price point, acoustic panels represent a good way of improving your office environment without breaking the bank.