Reasons why music swells productivity in the workplace

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Music is food for the brain, melodious sounds help encourage the release of dopamine in the reward area of the brain, as would eating a delicacy, looking at something appealing or smelling a pleasant aroma, said Dr. Amit Sood, a physician of integrative medicine with the Mayo Clinic.

Reasons why music swells Productivity in workplace :

  • Those who listened to music completed their tasks more quickly and came up with better ideas than those who didn’t, because the music improved their mood. “When you’re stressed, you might make a decision more hastily; you have a very narrow focus of attention,” she said. “When you’re in a positive mood, you’re able to take in more options.”  Teresa Lesiuk, an assistant professor in the music therapy program at the University of Miami.
  • Managers looking to boost employee productivity might consider investing in a few pairs of headphones. A new study from the research initiative MusicWorks has found that listening to music in the workplace can boost employee productivity and workplace satisfaction across a range of industries.
  • Many bars, restaurants and retail stores play recorded music as part of the theme of their premises, or as an attempt to create a specific atmosphere and ambience for their customers. Some offices and many factories and workshops allow the use of radios or background music for their staff to listen to while they work. Research has shown that in shops, background music increases sales, lengthens the amount of time customers spend in a shop and lifts the sprits of staff.

However everyone is different , if you know that you need silence …stop reading and do some work….lol

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