Sound Masking in Corporate Offices
Corporate offices feature a variety of workspaces that require their own unique solutions for improving worker comfort, productivity, and speech privacy. Modern open offices contain far more reflective materials, such as glass and wood, than ever before. Then, combine those factors with more benching and less private offices. While these changes have made workplaces more aesthetically pleasing and collaborative, it has also affected the acoustics. Sound Masking products from Cambridge Sound Management helps improve the acoustic environment. This enables employees to feel more comfortable and less distracted at work.
Case Study: Aquent
“We’re extremely proud of our new headquarters, and sound masking is a big part of making sure the space feels private and comfortable. We’re very satisfied with our experience with Cambridge Sound Management.”
-Allen Fletcher, Global Headquarters Operations Team Manager, Aquent
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- Modern corporate offices use fewer sound absorbing materials (rugs, material partitions, etc.) in favor of reflective surfaces like metal, aluminum, glass and gypsum, contributing to unwanted noise reflections and buildup.
- Workstations have shrunk from 8 ft x 8 ft to 6 ft x 6 ft (2.5 m x 2.5 m to 1.8 m x 1.8 m) and partitions have reduced from 66” to as low as 42” (168 cm to as low as 107 cm) in height.
- More companies are seeking LEED certification and implementing “green” design and construction initiatives, which often reduce speech privacy.
- The resulting noise distractions make employees less productive, which costs companies billions of dollars each year.