“Hey, you’re on mute!”

(You’re not alone if you’ve heard that before!)

Many of us need Solutions for Quieter Office Environments, as background noise is disturbing our Zoom calls or meetings at work and we’re constantly having to mute ourselves!

We know overall noise in the workplace can be distracting and disrupt productivity, but there are solutions available to help you create a quieter office environment without sacrificing aesthetics. Whether you have a large or small space, acoustic solutions can make a significant difference in reducing noise and improving the overall ambiance of your workspace.

Here are options we’ve found to work well…

Wall Mounted Panels

Say goodbye to echo and reverberation with acoustic wall panels. These panels can be made from different materials, such as fabric, foam, or wood, and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors to suit your office decor. Installing wall panels can significantly reduce noise by absorbing sound waves and preventing them from bouncing around the room.

Ceiling Hung Treatments

Just like wall panels, acoustic ceiling treatments can help absorb sound and reduce noise in your workplace. Suspended ceiling panels, acoustic clouds, or baffles can be installed on the ceiling to absorb sound waves and minimize noise. These options are especially effective in open-plan offices where noise can easily travel, plus they can be a great visual.

Modular Meeting Areas

Creating dedicated meeting areas with modular furniture that is designed to absorb sound can provide a quiet and private space for meetings. These areas can be constructed cost effectively and can include features such as acoustic partitions, screens, or pods that provide a barrier to outside noise. Modular meeting units are technology-friendly and can be easily rearranged or expanded as needed.

Acoustical Room Dividers

Portable acoustical room dividers can be a great solution for creating separate zones and providing privacy during meetings or phone calls. These dividers are made from sound-absorbing materials and can be easily moved and reconfigured to suit your office layout. Acoustical room dividers are a practical option for creating temporary or semi-permanent private spaces in your office.


Acoustic booths or pods are standalone enclosed spaces that offer a quiet and private area for individual work or small meetings. These booths are equipped with sound-absorbing materials and can also include ventilation, lighting, and power outlets for added comfort and convenience. Booths are ideal for providing a dedicated space for focused work or confidential conversations, such as Tele-Health calls.

Sound Absorbing Shapes/Clouds

Sound absorbing shapes can be strategically placed around your workspace to absorb sound and reduce noise. They’re made from materials such as foam, fabric, or wood and arranged in various configurations to suit your branding and overall design. They add a unique aesthetic element to your office while improving acoustics, because they can be mounted on walls or hung from ceilings.

White Noise

A system that can be easily installed at any time (prior to or after you occupy your space), this creates a level of sound masking that is controllable and designed based on your specific needs. A low-profile way to add ambient sound to your space and create enhanced acoustics in a less obvious way.  

Consider how improved acoustics in your space can enhance speech clarity during meetings, reduce distractions, and create a more comfortable and conducive environment for work.

When implementing acoustic solutions, it’s essential to consider the specific needs of your workspace and consult with our acoustic experts or interior designers to determine the best solution for your office setup.

Don’t let noise disrupt your work, take action today and let Jefferson Group help you upgrade your workplace into a productive and quiet oasis!