Open space – not as loud as one may think
To discuss workplace acoustics mainly mean to talk about open space and the consequences it has on work efficiency. No surprise as this solution is burdened with a kind of a paradox. Instead of supporting effective communication and free flow of information, it is absolutely useless when not balanced out with office noise.
Oomen believes that those conclusions should prompt employers to think twice before introducing open spaces into their own firms. Smaller and more private offices are more staff friendly, however, from economic point of view less profitable. Open space layout allows a company to cut the cost of construction by 20%, to ensure optimal working conditions though, it’s worth investing in solutions improving acoustics of the place.