Feeling distracted in the open-plan office? You are not alone. According to a study by the University of Sydney, about 50 percent of employees in open offices say the lack of sound privacy is the most frustrating aspect of their work environment.
Noise is the biggest problem in offices because it reduces our ability to concentrate. The most common source of noise is your colleagues speaking on the phone or a group having a chat nearby. As social beings, humans are attuned to man-made sounds. All you need is a small stimulus that catches your brain, a familiar word, annoying laughter and the concentration is lost.
In their previous job, the founders of Framery were constantly being distracted by their boss talking loudly on his cell phone. This made it extremely hard to focus on demanding tasks. “Well, get me a phone booth,” he said. This is how Framery started in 2010. We design and manufacture soundproof phone booths and meeting pods for open offices to eliminate noise and to help you concentrate. Time to make your office smart!