How a white noise system can increase productivity in the company

Have you ever wondered how the acoustics of your office can affect the productivity of your employees? Constant ringing of telephones, loud voices and echoing footsteps can be very  distracting to employees, and can even lower their productivity noticeably. Did you know that it can take up to 20 minutes for an employee to regain focus on the task they were busy with, before losing concentration due to noise such as phones, voices and other sounds? It is important for every business owner or department manager to assess the noise levels of the office (especially in open plan offices such as call centres, financial departments etc.). The input of the employees will also help to determine whether they are experiencing distractions caused by certain noise factors. Employees can lose many minutes and even hours of work due to noise distractions, decreasing overall productivity of the company immensely. Fortunately, there are a few solutions to making your office less noisy and distracting for employees, ne of which is a white noise system.

DIOS Audio is a leading sound engineering company in Johannesburg, servicing clients throughout Gauteng with their audio visual and office acoustic needs. A qualified sound engineer from DIOS Audio will assess the acoustics and noise levels of the room / office, and will advise you on what can be done to create a more comfortable and quiet space for employees.

What is a white noise system?

White noise can be defined as a sound that contains every frequency within the range of human hearing (generally ranging from 20 hertz to 20 kHz) in equal amounts, that can be generated on a sound synthesizer. The sounds can be processed in a way to include a variety of different effects, such as wind, waves, water, space and other rumbling sounds. The white noise sounds will ultimately mask other distracting sounds and noises such as voices, telephones, doors, footsteps and more. This will make the sounds less distracting to employees, helping them to stay focussed on their tasks.

The benefits of installing a white noise system in your company / open plan office:

There are many benefits of installing a white noise sound masking system, especially in open plan offices. The important thing is that you trust a professional sound engineering company to install the white noise system, to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Increase productivity: The white noise system will mask the noisy sounds caused by speech, footsteps and telephones etc., helping them not to be distracted by these sounds around the office. Less minutes and hours will be lost, which will ultimately increase the productivity of your company or department.
  • Sound privacy: Sound privacy is also another aspect to consider. A white noise system will also create a more private space for employees (especially beneficial in large open plan offices and call centres), providing more private spaces for telephone conversations, and not hearing your co-workers chatter whilst doing your work.
  • Confidential information: Employees that work with confidential information such as Human Resources or the Financial Department for example, often require some privacy for certain tasks that contain confidential information or conversations. A white noise sound masking system will greatly help n this regard.

Leading sound engineers for your white noise system

DIOS Audio has gained extensive experience in sound masking and the installation of white noise systems. We have assisted many clients and companies in Johannesburg and surrounding Gauteng areas to achieve less distractions in the office by means of white noise systems. Contact us today for an assessment of your office’s noise levels and acoustics, and to get a quote to install your white noise system.

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