Acoustic comfort is essential in every workplace. Noise does no one any good or favours, and noise above 110 decibels can be downright dangerous. Fortunately, in offices you don’t have to deal with such levels of noise, but even “ordinary” open space noise can sometimes be a real pain. For this reason, Hushoffice products have been developed – office soundproof enclosures that guarantee employees silence even in the middle of the noisiest office. Where should such boxes necessarily stand?
Acoustic assistance is most needed by those who work mentally, doing jobs that are more difficult than normal office work. The acceptable noise level in an office, according to current occupational health and safety standards, is 55-65 decibels, but people who perform complex tasks, such as (but not limited to) analytical work, need a working environment in which the volume is half as loud. It is difficult to maintain such a standard in an entire open-plan office, which is why such employees are usually accommodated in isolated workspaces separated from the rest by mobile acoustic walls or – a much better solution as it is more effective – Hushoffice booths are placed in the office. Depending on the specifics of the company, these can be soundproof telephone booths (hushPhone), single-person focus rooms for individual work (hushWork), acoustically isolated conference booths for several people (hushMeet), etc.
HushPhone, hushWork, hushMeet – the way to deal with office noise
If noise measurements in the office indicate that occupational health and safety standards are being exceeded, it is essential that the noise in the working environment is abated. By equipping open space with soundproof booths, you simultaneously provide desirable quiet areas in the acoustic office jungle and lower noise levels outside the enclosures. When it’s quieter, the atmosphere becomes calmer, acoustic stress is reduced, people become less irritated, and it’s easier for them to concentrate, get motivated and become more efficient.
Where to use office acoustic booths
Wherever noise levels may be exceeded, for example due to a large number of clients, customers or contractors passing through the office, as well as in offices or facilities where discretion and data protection are particularly important. In order to streamline work and increase its comfort, Hushoffice booths should be used, for example, in insurance agencies, banks, law offices, various types of public offices and in every industry and company where the nature of work involves frequent phone calls, meetings, trainings, formal and informal meetings. It is also the perfect solution in those cases where you cannot or do not want to remodel your office, but additional rooms are required and it is a must for large open-plan offices.
Noise in the working environment is one of the most common complaints of office workers when it comes to the conditions in which they work. It is good to listen to their opinions and respond to their most pressing needs in a timely manner. The quickest and easiest way to do this is with hush office.