Do You Love Your Office?
These days, employees are choosier than ever about the spaces in which they spend their time. Long gone are the days of secluded cubicles and tiny work nooks. No, today's workers (particularly the growing millennial workforce) demand open, collaborative workspaces where they can feel free to share ideas and interact with others. As such, a critical concern for your business should be whether or not your facility is currently conducive to this type of environment. If not, it may be time to reconsider layouts, configurations and more.
Why All Employees Should Love Their Workspace
How does your business stand to benefit from a workspace that not only allows, but also encourages collaboration and interaction between employees? For starters, your workers will enjoy an increase in energy levels, which can transform into a boost in productivity across the board. Think about it: when was the last time you got really excited about a project or task while sitting in a tiny cubicle or secluded space?
Some of the best ideas come about when ideas and knowledge are collectively shared. With open workspaces, employees not only feel more energized, but also have greater satisfaction with their jobs and feel more strongly that their superiors truly care about their work experience. This, in-turn, can translate to higher retention rates for your business and reduced costs related to employee turnover or onboarding/training of new employees. All of this is a win-win for both your employees and your business as a whole.
Put yourself in your employees' shoes. If you look around and realize the place you do business is noisy, has old and outdated furniture or smells funny, it's not likely a space you want to spend a lot of time in—let alone huge chunks of your daily life.
How Sound Masking Creates Ideal Workspaces
Of course, there are some potentially pesky problems that come along with transitioning to an open workspace within your facility. Noise levels are generally the biggest concern. Without cubicles and otherwise separated workspaces, it's difficult for employees to have private conversations. And it's challenging for workers who want to work on something alone to drown out the conversations and work going on around them.
Fortunately, there are solutions to this increasingly common workplace challenge. Sound masking is perhaps the most viable solution for most facilities. Specifically, sound masking creates a subtle, ambient noise throughout a given space that drowns out conversation and other potentially distracting sounds to create a more peaceful and private work environment without the need to put up walls or cubicles. Ultimately, this helps with common noise concerns and allows for both collaboration and independent work to co-exist within the same space. This helps create the type of space that all of your workers—introverts and extroverts alike—can come to love and truly enjoy spending time in.
Explore Lencore Sound Masking Today
All too often, employers spend thousands of dollars on creating the "ideal" workspace without considering the sound and privacy challenges that can come along with doing so. Lencore's sound masking systems are fully customizable to suit any space and are available in both networked and non-networked solutions to suit your facility's specific needs and budget.
To find out more about how Lencore's sound masking systems can help you create an ideal workspace environment for all of your employees, contact us today. Let us assist you in transforming your facility into a space employees love to spend their time, and begin reaping the benefits of improved productivity and employee retention.