Mu­sic Is The Sound You Need At Work

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A new re­port re­vealed that lis­ten­ing to mu­sic in the work­place can in­crease fo­cus and con­cen­tra­tion rather than serve as a dis­trac­tion. The sur­vey, com­mis­sioned by to­taljobs and mu­sic stream­ing ser­vice Deezer, by mu­sic psy­chol­o­gist Dr. An­neli Haake, noted that 79% out of 4,500 em­ploy­ees who par­tic­i­pated in the on­line sur­vey ben­e­fited from lis­ten­ing to mu­sic at work. More than a third picked pop mu­sic as their fa­vored genre, while just seven per­cent set­tled on clas­si­cal mu­sic.

“En­joyed as a pri­vate ac­tiv­ity, mu­sic in of­fices can be seen by em­ploy­ees as a perk; a pos­i­tive route to per­sonal hap­pi­ness and well-be­ing,” wrote Dr Haake. “What’s more, it’s a clever way to help man­age work en­vi­ron­ments and min­imise in­ter­rup­tions; a cost-ef­fec­tive way to com­bat stress, and a pos­i­tive tech­nique for en­cour­ag­ing em­ployee self-care.”

In spite of these find­ings, lis­ten­ing to mu­sic is still pro­hib­ited in a ton of work­places, as more than 33% of the sur­veyed em­ploy­ees re­vealed that they are now al­lowed to lis­ten to mu­sic at work. The ma­jor­ity of these em­ploy­ees be­long to ac­count­ing, bank­ing & in­sur­ance, and cus­tomer ser­vice in­dus­tries. On the other hand, those in the com­puter pro­gram­ming, data an­a­lyt­ics, ad­ver­tis­ing, and mar­ket­ing sec­tors are more ac­com­mo­dat­ing to mu­sic at work.

Still, a few peo­ple in­cline to not to lis­ten to mu­sic while work­ing. Dr Haake said, “If mu­sic is forced upon peo­ple, it can be ir­ri­tat­ing and an­noy­ing, and we know from re­search that of­fice noise can have se­vere neg­a­tive ef­fects on em­ployee health, well-be­ing, and pro­duc­tiv­ity.”

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