The future of the open-plan workspace
The future is uncertain, 2020 has taught us that much—but with struggle comes valuable opportunities to grow, innovate, and re-think the way things are done. As previously discussed, there is no perfect solution to the problem of the open-plan office. Instead, designers should be looking to evolve and develop alongside the fluctuations of change in the modern workforce. The best workplaces support the activities and goals of the group while simultaneously meeting the needs of the individual. For a team to thrive, its members must flourish first.
Acoustic solutions for a focused office
Solutions for open-plan spaces:
Acoustic screens and dividers such as Cascade™ Hanging Screens, Vicinity™ Desk Screens, and Cove™ Slide-on Desk Dividers are perfect for open-plan spaces as they create privacy and absorb distracting background noise without completely obstructing collaboration.
Solutions for breakout rooms:
Symphony® Acoustic Wallcovering, Cube™ and Quietspace® Panels are ideal for breakout spaces as they effectively absorb echo and reverb whilst supporting a comfortable ambient environment conducive to focused work.