All over the blogosphere, office furniture writers recognize that an increasing number of employees are dissatisfied with the modern open office plan. This week, Arnold’s Office Furniture has a click-worthy blog post that offers advice for employers on how to provide workers with some much needed privacy. Some of the ideas are unexpected and quirky, so be sure to stop by and give the post a read.
The top tip has to do with finding ways to cover up noise. Sound masking systems are mentioned as one solution. But there’s always the more old fashioned idea of putting up physical sound-absorbing barriers to cut unwanted noise. OBEX panel products have the advantage of offering two benefits for the price of one – workers get both sound-reduction and visual privacy. That’s something a pair of headphones or a white noise machine can’t provide. Of course, there’s no rule saying you can’t use both physical and technological solutions together for even greater impact!