HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to help businesses build an environment conducive to optimal productivity, cloud based video conferencing service, IVCi, discusses why implementing sound masking technologies in open office spaces is essential.
Open office spaces are wonderful for fostering a sense of community and allow for easier collaboration across multiple teams. However, there are some inherent issues with building an open office space - chief of which is extra noise.
Discussed below are a few of the reasons why sound masking in an open office environment is key to keeping employees productive and sensitive information safe.
Increased Focus. Sound masking in an open office environment can improve focus by up to 50%. While it's important to have easy access to other employees in order to touch base and collaborate on projects, it's equally important that workers be able to focus on the task at hand - a task that can be difficult when surrounded by other members of the team who could be working on something completely different. A small investment in sound masking can pay off in a major way when it comes to keeping employees on-task.
Better Productivity. The primary goal of an open office environment is to keep the team together and collaborating more efficiently. However, it can be difficult to see the benefits of that layout if productivity suffers as a result. Sound masking is a great way to keep productivity high while still maintaining that camaraderie and easy collaboration that make open office areas so great.
In fact, open offices without any form of sound masking are 66% less productive, making investment in this technology critical if offices are to operate at peak efficiency. With sound masking, companies won't have to compromise - enjoying the benefits of a cohesive team while maintaining an environment conducive to efficient work.
Speech Privacy and Confidentiality. While traditional offices may segregate and isolate workers from the rest of the team, they do offer a more private environment that could be critical when it comes to keeping sensitive information private. While it's not possible to guarantee privacy with 100% certainty in an open office area, effective use of sound masking can go a long way when it comes to maintaining confidentiality when needed.
IVCi video conferencing company is a global technology leader for standardized, yet scalable, Collaborative Meeting Spaces, Unified Communications, Video Conferencing, Cloud Based Services and industry leading back-end Managed Services. We partner with you to set a Collaboration & Migration Strategy, which includes identifying, deploying, and managing the ideal technology mix to improve your business' bottom line and support the most ambitious ROI models that support and justify your investments.