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Can Open Offices with Glass Office Fronts Provide Speech Privacy?

Some 80 percent of offices these days are “open” , featuring plenty of glass office fronts, shared workspaces and few private offices.  The most common complaints about this popular office design are distractions and the lack of speech privacy, due to having fewer walls and partitions to block sound. Survey after survey reveals that the lack of speech privacy and confidentiality is a major issues, creating employee dissatisfaction among nearly 70% of respondents.

On the other hand, designers and occupants alike give high ratings to natural light allowed by glass office fronts and the unique, creative environments that can be created with them. So how do you get the best of both worlds? Elegant, transparent and collaborative, but still equipped with the ability to maintain acoustical comfort and privacy? A highly effective and economical  solution is to install a sound masking system the office space.

Sound masking is the addition of an unobtrusive background sound into an environment that covers up excess noise. Small speakers that emit the sound are placed in the ceiling or mounted to posts, and the background noise  makes it such that conversations within a certain range can no longer overheard. Sound masking allows companies to retain their open-office vision and include prolific glass office fronts in the space, while ensuring the environment is still an acoustically comfortable place to work that offers privacy to employees..  As more businesses move to more collaborative and beautiful open spaces that feature glass office fronts, sound masking should continue to be an important part of the design process.

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Join Nello for a Holiday Pop-Up Party on December 4th!

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Nello Stole the Show at the WorkSpace Design Pop Up Event

12/6/2018

Nello was front and center at WorkSpace Design Magazine's very fun and well-attened Holiday Pop-Up Showroom Party on December 4th.  We were delighted to see that the party space, located at 1333 H Street ...

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Join Nello for a Holiday Pop-Up Party on December 4th!

11/28/2018

We're ready to usher in the holidays and we hope you'll join us! Nello Wall Systems will be participating in Work Design's Holiday Party and Pop-up event on Tuesday, December 4th ...

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Nello Stole the Show at the WorkSpace Design Pop Up Event

Nello Stole the Show at the WorkSpace Design Pop Up Event

12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
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Nello was front and center at WorkSpace Design Magazine's very fun ...

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