Sound Proof Your Office with the Right Office Furniture SystemIn the workplace, productivity and concentration go hand in hand. Productivity and concentration are the twin turbines that keep the business flying high. They are such important assets that whole seminars are presented about how to increase your worker’s concentration or productivity. How? The answers vary from updated software and training methods to office fitness areas to managerial tasking and status reporting and more. Like a baseball pitcher, you might have your own ritualistic wind up to the day to help you concentrate – computer on, grab a cup of coffee, check email, turn around 5 times and get started… Then there’s ginseng and other herbal supplements that have grown in popularity for improvement of one’s mental concentration – correspondingly, we get spammed every day by the same supplement companies to clutter up whatever improvement we might have made. With all this concentrated focus on maintaining good concentration and worker productivity, it seems odd that more focus has not been given to one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your work and your office life. What’s the simple trick to increasing concentration?

Sound control. Controlling the noise levels in your office will help worker concentration like no other. Even if your cubicle mate is quietly listening to his radio at a reasonable volume between the hours of 11 and 5, it may be driving you nuts. Your boss (or employees) may be talking to someone next door to you, but totally disturbing the fragile groove of your work. It may not even be about radios playing or people talking – the printer, phone, fan, or other office appliances may contribute to the wedge between your ears and your brain. But all these noises are, after all, just an automatic part of working in an office, right? Wrong. There is a very simple answer to controlling the “clickety click click bing shuffle bing ring” sounds of office life that kill your concentration, and that solution is the right office furniture.

Office Cubicles & Workstations

Cubicles offer a good level of privacy in an otherwise open air environment. The 4-wall stereotypical cubicle setting can help to insulate sound, keeping your sound in and your cubicle mates’ conversations out.

Call Centers

In a similar vein, call centers allow both visual and acoustic benefits for laying out an office. They make it easy for callers to hear and speak to their customers, while also allowing them to signal managers and peers for help when they need it. They also typically keep sounds moving in a uni-lateral direction away from each other towards a wall where the sound waves are absorbed.


While we’re on the topic, having the right phone system in place in the office is crucial to maintaining proper sound control and effective concentration and productivity levels. Part of this also has to do with worker phone etiquette and habits. Tell them not to use speaker phone for every call, for instance. If a call is a conference call and the speaker is needed for communication between multiple persons, then chances are they can use a more private conference room or conference area.

Designated Conference Rooms & Collaboration Areas

CubeKing’s new and used conference room furniture facilitate this smart alternative to bugging your fellow co-workers while you’re on a call at your desk. Conference and collaboration areas also offer the opportunity to incorporate effective communication and information technology and the tools necessary for powerful productivity.

Cubicle Paneling

Installing side paneling onto your office cubicles or workstations (if you don’t have them already) is an excellent way to sound proof your office more. It also has the advantage of adding more personal privacy and encouraging less trivial conversations – the less random eye contact, the more focus on your computer screen and getting your work done. Plus, paneling components like mini-counters, shelves, and storage pockets and cubbies can make your desk area more organized and sharpen you into a more productive worker. If maintaining visual contact is necessary, glass doors or panels can help maintain the best of both worlds with a bit of style.

Private Offices

Private offices are another good way of improving concentration through sound control. It is vital when confidential conversations occur between clients or employees to have an area where the word doesn’t get out into the rest of the office. Private offices, however, do not have to by default have a door, but come in many varieties of layout, furniture, accessories, etc.


Bringing that ceiling down can help get the echoes and decibels down in the office, and can also bring down the heating, A/C, and even lighting costs.

For sound control, worker productivity and other office-related challenges, CubeKing has the new and used office furniture and space planning ideas to make your office work for you. With America’s #1 office furniture discounter, you’re sure to find the right office furniture at the right price.

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