Distracting noises in the office are common and lessen the productivity of nearly every employee due to distraction. These noises can include outside or construction noises, or even generic working noises such as desk shuffling or the organization of files. In an open office plan, speech privacy is negatively impacted, as conversations are easily overheard. Such noises can be distracting to others nearby which will cause mistakes, errors, and time loss as employees spend time refocusing and making corrections. Such distractions and lack of privacy cause dissatisfaction and frustrations in employees. In all situations, such unavoidable noises attribute to lost time and money, and can even be detrimental to secure company information. A simple white noise machine can prevent time loss and decrease frustrations in the office.
A white noise machine works by creating ambient, inconspicuous noises and projecting them across an open office plan. When a conversation is overheard, employees may become distracted as they attempt to listen to the inaudible voices of distant colleagues, or they may overhear private information. While a white noise machine is in use, distant noises and conversations become more difficult to understand, as the machine makes office noises and conversations indistinguishable from the ambient noises. Face-to-face conversations are not impacted, as noises within fifteen feet are audible. Because of this, a white noise machine is beneficial to private conversations and for those needing a highly focused environment.
Although many businesses utilize an open office plan, such a floor plan allows distracting noises and conversations to carry much further than intended. This attributes to employee dissatisfaction through distractions and a lack of speech privacy. The ideal and obvious solution is a white noise machine. An easy installation performed by a certified and experienced technician will provide your office with ambient noises and much needed calm throughout the office building.