The Importance of Acoustic Treatment in Business Meetings - Soundproof Solutions

Noisy Boardrooms: A Productivity Killer

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Are you tired of struggling to hear your colleagues in noisy boardrooms? Does the echo and ambient noise make it difficult to conduct productive meetings? If so, you are not alone. In many modern buildings, boardrooms are often designed with an emphasis on aesthetics and functionality, but without consideration for the acoustics. This leads to noisy and echoing environments, making it challenging to hear and be heard. Boardrooms are often the hub of activity in a corporate office.  They are where important decisions are made and strategies are developed.  However, boardrooms can also be very noisy places.  This noise can be a major distraction for employees and can lead to decreased productivity.

Acoustic treatment involves adding materials to a room to absorb or diffuse sound, reducing echo and background noise. This can be achieved through the use of sound-absorbing materials, such as soundproof curtains, acoustic panels, and wall-mounted sound absorbers. Other solutions include soundproof doors, floor-to-ceiling partitions, and acoustic ceilings.

The Noise in Boardrooms Can Have a Number of Negative Consequences

Boardroom noise panels

Decreased productivity: Noise can make it difficult for employees to concentrate and focus on their work. This can lead to decreased productivity.

Increased stress: Noise can be a major source of stress for employees. This can lead to health problems, such as headaches, high blood pressure, and anxiety.

Reduced communication: Noise can make it difficult for employees to communicate with each other. This can lead to misunderstandings and mistakes.

Poor customer service: If boardrooms are noisy, it can be difficult for employees to provide good customer service. Customers may have difficulty hearing employees and may feel frustrated.


There are a number of things that corporate offices can do to educe noise in boardrooms. Some of the most effective solutions include:

  • Install soundproof panels: Soundproof panels can help to absorb sound waves and reduce noise levels in boardrooms. Soundproof panels can be installed on the walls, ceiling, and floor of boardrooms.  
Boardroom Soundproofing
Large board room with Soundproof panels
  • Use acoustic furniture: Acoustic furniture is designed to absorb sound waves. Acoustic furniture can include chairs, tables, and screens
  • Install noise barriers: Noise barriers can help to block sound waves from entering boardrooms. Noise barriers can be made of materials such as glass, wood, or concrete.
  • Reduce the volume of electronic devices: Employees should be asked to reduce the volume of their electronic devices when in boardrooms.
  • Educate employees about the importance of noise reduction: Employees should be educated about the importance of noise reduction and how to reduce noise in boardrooms.

By taking these steps, corporate offices can reduce noise levels in boardrooms and create a more productive and comfortable work environment for employees.

Boardroom noise is a major problem in many corporate offices. It can lead to decreased productivity, increased stress, reduced communication, and poor customer service. There are a number of things that corporate offices can do to reduce noise in boardrooms, such as installing soundproof panels, using acoustic furniture, installing noise barriers, reducing the volume of electronic devices, and educating employees about the importance of noise reduction. By taking these steps, corporate offices can create a more productive and comfortable work environment for employee.

Custom-Designed Acoustic Panels Tailored to Your Decor and Sound Needs!

At Soundproof Solutions we think that fixing the acoustics of your office shouldn’t only sound good, it should look good too!  We consult with industry leading experts to create the perfect solution for you.  Here is a video clip of our friends at Ultrafonic creating some top of the market panels.  Check out the photos below of the before and after shots of our work.  



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Office space with acoustic treatment

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