If you’ve ever spent time in a cubicle, you know the privacy illusion: it looks
like you have space to yourself but it sounds
like you’re sitting in a train station. Noise disturbances can make it difficult to concentrate and may disrupt tasks that require focused concentration.
Don’t despair! Here are a few tips from the smart folks at eHow for cutting down on cubicle noise and making the workplace more ear-friendly for all:
Soundproof walls and ceiling
. Increase wall height, add padding, or consider acoustical tiles
to absorb excess sound.
Use a white noise machine
. These ingenious gadgets, also known as ‘sound conditioners’, muffle noise and create a neutral audio landscape. They’re also good for helping you sleep — though you didn’t hear that from us.
Carpet bare floors.
Adding carpets to wood, tile, or stone floors will eliminate echoes and also cut down on the noise from rolling chair castors.
Read more helpful ideas in the full article here
, and then bring your cubicle plan to Source
for help designing your (sshh…quiet) space.
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