Framery is the pioneer and the world’s leading manufacturer of soundproof private spaces for solving noise and privacy issues in open offices, making employees happier and more productive in offices of dozens of the world’s leading companies. In fact, 40% of all Forbes 100 companies use Framery.
The Framery Story
It was 2010 and there were around a hundred employees working in the same open office space, two of them, had enough of listening to their boss speaking constantly on his phone with a headset. It was basically impossible to concentrate on anything. The two soon came up with a less than polite proposal, that the boss go elsewhere to make his calls. He was quick with a response: “Well, buy me a phone booth”. The problem being that there wasn’t one on the market so the only alternative was to make one.
That day they gave up working for that software company and started to become experts on acoustics and, Framery was born.
After years of development, analyzing customer feedback and rigorous trial and error, the Framery O was created – a functional place to work with superb acoustics and silent ventilation.
When people began to use them and their office culture quickly transformed, news began to travel and soon companies such as Microsoft, SAP and Deloitte bought them and loved them. Today the Framery O is the world’s best selling pod.
Noise in open offices is a major obstacle to workplace happiness, constant disruptions from phone calls, ad hoc meetings and discussions. It’s hard to recover your concentration when it’s broken, it takes time to refocus, you become less productive, less creative and your potential is not fulfilled. You become less happy as a result.
When you remove the noise problem, people quickly became happier. Happy people are more efficient, more creative and produce better work. Happiness then obviously and quickly became our purpose going forward, not only concerning our products but for everything we do.
We are serious about happiness, it’s the reason we exist.
Work and the way we do it is changing quickly. What was relevant in an industrial context does not apply to information work. What worked in an open-plan office does not work in multipurpose spaces. So noise reduction is, and will be, just a part of the solution to workplace happiness.