Open concept office spaces help to facilitate discussion and collaboration.
But the fact remains that independent work needs to be accomplished at the office as well and that open plan offices can be counterproductive.
Fortunately, technology provides some answers to the quandary of accomplishing focused work in a sea of chatter and movement.
One such solution plays through your headphones.
Ambient noise sites/apps whisper to your individuality and transform a public space into a private one. Ambient music/sounds can help you relax, focus and also be more creative. It can also increase your productivity.
Below are a few options to check out.
The soothing sound of rain washes away the chatter of the office.
As a widely popular ambient noise website, Rainymood sits you next to that open window or on the back porch, as rain rushes from the sky drowning out distraction.
White noise laid claim among buzzwords for years, as the sound to drown out all other sounds.
SimplyNoise takes this concept further by adding pink and brown noise.
And for those wanting a weather change, SimplyRain, a SimplyNoise website, grants your desire.
A clean, organized web experience, Soundrown offers rain and nine other sounds, including crickets, coffee shops, fountains and kids.
Mixing of the sounds creates a personalized atmosphere to meet your workplace needs.
Campfire and wave sounds play among the eight feature sounds of NatureSoundPlayer.
The simple interface allows for personal sound mixing to suit your style or mood of the day.
Slip to a quiet place that calms your rat race and focuses your mind.
With buttons for productivity, relax or random, or for the ambivalent, Noisil addresses your situation, whether the workload needs tackled or stress holds you captive.
The presets move you to your best place quickly by creating a perfect mix for you.
Or, personalized settings allow you to tailor the experience.
For those who work best amid the buzz of a public setting, Coffitivity offers coffee shop low sounds and chatter.
Choosing your coffee shop experience from morning to evening personalizes the atmosphere.
Claiming science backing, the sounds of this site boost creativity and productivity, caffeine-free.
The sound of others quietly working inspires you to work.
This motivation brings Coding.fm and its keyboard clicks and taps to your office.
Filter out all of the noise and hear only the work being done to increase your productivity.