Office Workers

Sound Masking for Office Workers

L2O-office-image-email2 - Sound Masking for Office WorkersEmployees are interrupted once every 11 minutes according to research from UC Irvine, and it takes up to 23 minutes to get back into the flow of what they were doing before they were interrupted. Cambridge Sound Management Sound Masking reduces noise distractions creating a more comfortable and productive environment for office workers.

Corporate offices feature a variety of workspaces that require their own unique solutions for improving worker comfort, productivity, and speech privacy. Most workspaces today boast more open spaces and smaller, and often shared workstations. Modern open offices also 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 created acoustical challenges that negatively impact workplace satisfaction, productivity and speech privacy. Cambridge Sound Management sound masking systems  improves acoustic environment, enabling employees to feel more comfortable and less distracted at work.

Sound masking works by adding sound to a space to actually make the space seem quieter. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s true. This is because the added sound reduces the intelligibility of human speech. When employees can’t understand what someone is saying, their words are less distracting – in fact, workers probably don’t even notice them, thus making it less likely that overheard conversations will become a distraction.

Learn more about sound masking systems by browsing the materials below. These materials are the most common materials requested by office workers interested in adding a sound masking system to their projects.