The Devil is in the Decibels
Although open offices are quickly becoming the norm, office workers who are forced to work in rooms with a lot of background noise (like phones ringing, printers printing, and even inside-volume conversations) are 2/3rds less productive as offices with quiet rooms.*
Common materials like steel, concrete, and hardwood might look nice, but all of these are prime surfaces for sound to collide with. If you lack the right acoustics in your office, wide, open spaces can become a battleground of soundwaves—all reverberating and bouncing off walls, ceilings, and floors.
With a 0.8 Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC), our 3D Fan Acoustic Wall Panels are able to absorb 80% of the sound that comes into contact with them, taking a distracting level of noise down to a mentally-manageable level.
*Based on a study of open offices, which have been found to have a 66% reduction in productivity if acoustics are not implemented.
- Julian Treasure TEDGlobal 2009