Sound control in an office setting is not just the auditory equivalent of office plants that create a pleasing visual effect. A quieter office may be a more comfortable one, but a too noisy office decreases productivity and is a major detriment to office work and employee satisfaction. Here some of the ways sound control panels can reduce noise in different office environments.
1. Reducing Echo
Large offices such as schools and hospitals have echo problems. Often due to budget constraints they have to use the same rooms for different functions and administrative work. In small rooms echo is worse because it bounces faster off the walls. This makes it harder to understand what other people are saying.
2. Muting white noise
Offices with a lot of technical equipment like computers, printers and fax machines suffer from the hum of fans and motors which create white noise. These offices tend to be sparse in other kinds of furniture or carpeting that can absorb the sound. In large rooms this noise can become distracting to employees and an impediment to communication.
3. Limiting the range of background talk
Offices where detailed work requires long periods of concentration such as those which employ writers, engineers, and programmers are disrupted by too much noise, but the worst culprit is irrelevant speech. Hearing others talk about anything not related to the task at hand is a productivity killer.
If space design cannot be easily controlled to reduce distracting noise, sound proofing is a must. To learn more about sound control panels in San Diego, visit this website.