How to Achieve Effective Speech PrivacyBeautifully designed offices frequently turn into acoustic nightmares, but by using the right mix of tools, we can help make sure you get the highly functional, high-ROI space you're looking for!
Treating an acoustic environment sounds complicated. It doesn't have to be.
In fact, it's as simple as knowing your ABCs.
The ABC's of Speech Privacy
Blocking by using high-STC-rated panels, partitions, walls, windows, etc.
Covering by adding a source of unstructured [i.e., not music, which is information and therefore distracting], low-level background sound
"The ABC’s" is a convenient and memorable acronym of three components that must usually be combined in some form to achieve an acceptable level of speech privacy to improve workplace productivity.
How Much Are Distractions Costing You?
Among professional researchers who have studied the productivity of office-based information workers for decades, it is now universally accepted that conversational distractions are the biggest cause of lost productivity in open workplaces. Therefore they are the most important factor to limit and control.
Reduced productivity: Noise distraction causes 66% drop in workspace productivity and employee concentration.
Increased wasted time: In a survey, 89% of the respondents admit to wasting time at work every day. Another survey determined the reasons behind the increasing time wasted at work, six of which are related to distracting noise -- gossiping, breaks, noisy colleagues, meetings, co-worker drop-bys and phone calls.
Absenteeism: Workers in open-plan offices take 70% more sick days than remote workers. Employees with shared spaces take 62% more sick days than those with individual offices.
Higher error rates: With higher noise levels, efficiency decreased and error rates increased.
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The Benefits Of Improved Speech Privacy
Several independent studies using large and statistically-valid sample sizes produced interesting results. These studies, all of which have been published in peer-reviewed professional journals, showed the following improvements resulted from improved speech privacy levels:
Better focus. The ability of office workers to focus on their tasks improved by 48%
Reduced distractions. Conversational distractions decreased by 51%
Reduced error-rates. Performance of standard “information-worker” tasks (measured in terms of accuracy [error-rates] and short-term memory) improved by 10%
Reduced stress. When measured in terms of the actual physical symptoms of stress, stress was reduced by 27%
Ensuring speech privacy in your modern office helps improve workplace productivity and employee engagement and wellness. The ABCs of speech privacy are three tools you can use to improve your office acoustic design.
Achieve Effective Speech Privacy With VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System and EcoPrivacy Acoustic™ Panels
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The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System masks sound by filling in the spectrum with comfortable background sound, making speech unintelligible and ensuring speech privacy in the workplace. The patented technology of VoiceArrest™ can adapt to specific privacy needs of a workspace.
Customized Acoustic PrivacyEach acoustic environment presents unique challenges and requires a custom solution.
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