Abstract

The open-plan office is one of the most popular and preferred workspace arrangement options for employers today. The results of research in western countries show that listeners' perceptions of the soundscape in open-plan offices are negative, due to reduced visual and acoustic privacy and uncontrolled sound levels. This can cause a significant decrease in work comfort and productivity. Several researchers have provided acoustic design solutions by performing adequate speech control through several solutions such as creating spacing between workstations, the use of acoustic dampening materials, insulation between workstations, and application of a noise masking system. The phenomenon of adopting an open-plan office has also hit offices in big cities in the world, including in Indonesia. The purpose of this paper is to further examine listeners' perceptions of the soundscape in the case of open-plan offices in the local environment because the results are indicated to be different from similar cases in western countries, given the peculiarities of employee work behaviour which are influenced by individual experiences and social effects in the local environment are also different. For this reason, a comprehensive literature review method is needed that aims to investigate the relationship between soundscape perceptions and working behaviour in open-plan offices in the local environment and then to create an integrated conceptual model so that further researchers can evaluate the research related to these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012014
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1896
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2021
Event1st Biennial International Conference on Acoustics and Vibration, ANV 2020 - Virtual, Online, India
Duration: 23 Nov 202024 Nov 2020

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