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Sounding off on open office plans and workplace acoustics

November 27, 2023

Scott Hamilton tells FacilitiesNet how workplace acoustics can mitigate distractions in an open office environment

While pressure grows in some sectors for a more stringent return to office policy, a hybrid approach continues to be the preference for most workers. It appears, for the immediate future anyway, that the traditional five days per week 9-to-5 schedule is dead — or at least on life support. 

Yet according to a recent survey by Resume Builder, 90 percent of companies responding say they will be implementing return-to-office requirements by the end of 2024. The argument from company leaders is that improved productivity, collaboration, and the fostering of a healthy company culture is only achievable through face-to-face, in-office interactions.

Read full article in FacilitiesNet.

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