Example 1: The distracted cubicle worker!
It is extremely challenging and stressful to concentrate on your work sitting in a cubicle while you are surrounded by conversations and excess noise. People have started using headphones more frequently to try and focus in the middle of it all, though sometimes listening to music can become another form of distraction. Instead, a sound masking system installed in the cubicle space would effectively mask the distracting noise improving concentration and productivity.
Example 2: The overhead, confidential conversations!
The distractions from example 1 are caused by conversations, but not just because of the open floor plan. Speech also travels freely and clearly through the paper-thin walls of the surrounding offices, including the highly confidential conversations of human resources. By adding a second zone of sound masking to the closed offices the white noise can provide speech privacy for the offices as well as covering distractions. The separate zones allow for sound levels to be adjusted effectively for the size of the space without excess noise build up in the closed offices. The effective use of sound masking can cover over distracting background conversations while increasing concentration and productivity. And a quality sound masking system provides effective privacy and confidentiality.