The trend is clear: new offices are open, live from open space, from the vastness. The sense of the open space office can be seen in the open structures: The communication between the employees can be encouraged. In addition, it should make processes more transparent and enable fast problem solving through direct contact with colleagues. And last but not least: companies save a lot of costs through the efficient use of office space.
The advantages of open space offices for companies and employees at a glance:
A considerable work space in a small area, in contrast to individual offices.
Easy problem solution
In an open environment, the team leader can be approached more quickly because he is literally visible. Problems can be addressed and clarified directly - without an appointment via the front desk.
Express meetings make work easier and save time. There is no need to book a conference room, long and tiering meetings are no longer necessary. Ideas can be exchanged directly at the workplace.
Better group dynamics
An open office significantly improves group dynamics and the relationship among colleagues. Employees from different departments would never be able to get to know each other so well in individual offices.
Transparent work processes
All necessary information is openly accessible - unlike in an individual office, no one has to wait for internal communications to respond.
So far the advantages, the disadvantages of Open Space Offices are...
- lack of privacy,
- confidential discussions are almost impossible,
- limited freedom of choice in the organisation of work, and
- constant noise, stress and restlessness.
All of this can have a negative impact on work performance and in the long term.
This is why companies are creating opportunities for retreat within open-space offices - for telephoning, discussing, teleconferencing, thinking and much more.
What we offer:
Every open-space office is different and therefore the acoustic solutions differ. Especially in new office buildings, reverberation and the resulting poor acoustics is the main problem to be solved. One reason for this lies in the processing of increasingly hard materials during construction.
With regard to room acoustics in open-space offices, experience shows that the following problems exist:
- too much reverberation due to hard surfaces
- noise transmission between workplaces
- Environmental noise
IAC Acoustics offers individual solutions for this:
- Noise-insulated telephone booths
- Acoustic rooms for meetings in different sizes and as "thinking room"
- Absorber solutions for noise reduction in parts of open-offices
Unlike other suppliers, we do not come from the trade fair/office supplies business, but from acoustics. Since 1949, IAC has designed, manufactured and installed acoustic rooms, cabins and enclosures for medical facilities, TV/radio studios, industrial applications and research and development worldwide.
Our experts will help you choose the right products and solutions.