Tips and Tricks

Sound Masking for Distraction & Confidentiality

Why You Might Need Sound Masking Have you ever tried carrying on a conversation with another adult when a child {or two or three} is around?  Usually, you have to just wait to finish it- parenting books out the window, it’s just too aggravating to have a real conversation amongst wee ones.  The reason is [...]

4 Tips to Be More Productive

Office Acoustics & Why They’re Getting Worse The modern office has become a noisy, distracting environment,and it’s only getting worse.  In a study by the Data Entry Management Association, poor office acoustics increased the errors made in data entries by as much as 27%.   Furthermore, cost-cutting tactics lead to workstations being placed more closely together [...]

The Cost of Distracted, Disengaged Workers

The Cost of Distracted, Disengaged Workers Office noise is one of the most commonly complained about office issues.  It’s easy to assume that workers kind of enjoy being distracted, as if it moved the day faster or made it more fun.  My husband used to waste hours as an electrical engineer on office pranks and [...]

Call Center Acoustics

Dealing with Stereotypes When I think of call centers, I usually think of the evil people who prey on bored, lonely grandmas mid-afternoon, selling them incredibly useless or over-priced products they’ll never use (but just might re-gift for Christmas or a birthday).  Or, I think of the people who call us during dinner or the [...]