Humans perceive visual information with far greater awareness than acoustic signals, however it is the acoustic signals that shape our everyday experiences in a workplace.
'Sound affects us psychologically, cognitively and behaviourally, even though we're not aware of it' - J. Treasure, CEO The Sound Agency.
Many contemporary spaces with their infinite variations in size, function and material make-up, are subject to the reflection and amplification of noise. This noise, if not handled appropriately, can cause high levels of discomfort to people within the space meaning each working, living and collaboration space will have their own acoustic issues.
As today’s society shifts towards healthier living, the importance of employee happiness and productivity is on the rise. Redesigning the workplace to better support how work is carried out now and in the future not only enhances wellbeing, it also improves performance and productivity. Making improvements to the physical environment can help organisations create spaces and working cultures that actually encourages creativity, and increase job satisfaction amongst their employees.
Excessive noise in a workplace can mean more than just mild irritation – it can harm productivity, well-being, happiness, and most importantly, physical health. Numerous studies have examined the impact of noise within the work environment and conclusions have shown that there is a very close link between acoustics and our mental wellbeing.
Introducing acoustic solutions individually adapted to each area, ensure that every space can be managed to deliver ideal soundscapes, improving productivity and wellbeing in the ever changing working environment.