Productivity is Directly Related to Comfort and Happiness
Office soundproofing can lead to a more productive and happier staff. Here’s how:
As business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, or office managers, it’s your job to provide a creative environment that makes people want to come to work every day. It used to be easier, probably, an entryway, a few offices and plants, Folgers® in your cup.
These days, and let’s just go ahead and blame tech companies for this, if you don’t have a pingpong table off of the kitchen, you’re going to have a hard time recruiting top talent. “One commonality that’s increasingly clear: The culture and values of an organization…are as important as the compensation and benefits packages,” reads CNBC’s article about the 2018 Best Companies to Work For. And, well, that’s probably the way it should be.
Statistics show that workers are spending more and more time at work. According to US bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American worker spends 44 hours a week working. That’s just the average worker, so that will change according to industry and individual. The place they do it should be as comfortable as possible and not just through fun company culture ideas, or a fun office building, but through noise control.
Soundproofing Office Windows Decreases Distractions
Soundproofing office windows will immediately decrease distractions and increase focus. If your office is housed in an interesting part of town, in an interesting building, it probably came with a few extras: a room you’re not quite sure what to do with, fun lighting fixtures that may or may not work, and old windows that let in outside noise.
In their Journal of Consumer Research: Is Noise Always Bad? Exploring the Effects of Noise on Creative Cognition, researchers discovered: “A high level of noise (85 dB)…reduces the extent of information processing and thus impairs creativity.”
Don’t abandon your old building, just soundproof your old windows. Being in the center of historic downtowns isn’t just a morale boost, it’s good for business. It’s also generally closer to transit (noise), great restaurants (noise), and other local businesses (noise).
Window Inserts Reduce Noise and Energy Costs
Window inserts don’t affect the aesthetic of the window frame, are easy to install and remove, and are a huge step in office soundproofing. Plus, they generally save 20% on energy bills. With office spaces, especially those with an open plan, those savings can be huge. We’re not even going to talk about how office climate control can be its own battle and distraction.
Your workplace is a reflection of your company and how much you care about your employees. Make it a little more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone who spends time there. Read more about soundproofing office windows.