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Office white noise

What is office white noise? 

Focus and privacy are two of the most important features in any workplace design

Some companies have found ways to combat the added need for privacy and focus by adding white noise to provide a continuous background sound in a noisy office environment. This is what we call Sound Masking. 

There are several ways other than office white noise to create a more comfortable and productive work environment. One option is to provide employees with noise-canceling headphones. These headphones use advanced technology to block out external noise and provide a more focused listening experience. This can be especially helpful for employees who work in open-plan offices or other noisy environments.

Another solution is to invest in sound-absorbing materials such as carpets, curtains, or wall panels. These materials can help to reduce the amount of sound that bounces off hard surfaces and reverberates throughout the office. This approach can be especially effective in large, open-plan offices where noise can easily travel from one area to another.

Lastly, companies can also create designated quiet spaces in the office where employees can go to work without distraction. These spaces can be soundproofed private phone booths or designated areas where employees can work in silence.



So, while white noise can be an effective tool for reducing distractions in the workplace, it may not be suitable for everyone. By providing noise-cancelling headphones, investing in sound-absorbing materials, and creating designated quiet spaces, companies can combat white noise in the office and create a more comfortable and productive work environment for their employees.


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