The pandemic almost killed the open office plan. Immersive sound wants to save it.
In an attempt to make open offices more attractive–once employees do come back–some office design companies are toying with immersive sound. Certain sounds, or tonalities, that incorporate a range of biophilic notes (which may stem from nature, like gentle ocean waves or the rhythm of soft rain drops) can evoke emotions, warm feelings, and may even drive productivity. They’re betting both companies and employees will like the sound of their pitch.