Many workplaces are switching to open-office design because it fosters and facilitates cooperation and collaboration among employees. While open-concept offices may look inviting, they can be noisy.
Increased communication, creativity, and collaboration are all benefits of the open-office space, but employees should feel comfortable. Designing a space that works is more than just square footage or furniture choices. Acoustic noise control needs to be considered from the beginning of the design to help reduce later distractions. A successful open office combines architectural and acoustical design.
Read more on the role of acoustic design in creating a successful, collaborative work environment.