Is your office acoustically comfortable?
A demographic shift in the workforce continues to take place with the penetration of Generation Z. This tech-savvy and highly engaged generation has different expectations than the previous generations for their work environments. As a result, companies are seeking new ways to appeal to Gen Z while also maximizing productivity. A widespread strategy for attracting and retaining these potential employees has emerged by designing work environments that include the latest amenities such as collaboration areas, flexible workstations, biophilic design, and connected building technology.
With these evolving workplaces come wide-open spaces outfitted with sleek, low-profile desks, conference rooms framed by glass walls, and a proliferation of hard surfaces such as concrete floors and ceilings. While appealing from a visual standpoint, these spaces create new challenges related to confidentiality and acoustic comfort.