The open plan office. It is praised for its aid of collaborative behaviour and the breakdown of workplace hierarchies. However, it is also criticized for high levels of distraction and a lack in productivity amongst the workforce.
With a mixture of conversations, tapping of keyboards, ringing phones and more to contend with; it's no wonder that employees are getting distracted! Whilst your workplace could be bright and inspiring with the best design in the world, if you haven't considered the acoustics of your space then not only will your employees suffer the consequences, but so will your business and inevitably your bottom line.