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Why Listen to Music at Work?

Music is a major part of our cultural heritage. It is an arrangement of instruments, voices, and/or simple sounds that evoke feelings that can hardly be described in words. Music can have a huge impact on the general mental state of a person. Songs can uplift, soothe, or sadden the listener. Music can thus have long-lasting effects. Correlations have been found between musical arrangements and fetal neurological development, risk-taking, and even test performance. Music is widely used by businesses, from the entertainment industry to locksmith services. Today dear readers, let’s discuss the impact of music in the workplace.

The Magic Of Music

Music can have a huge impact on the general mental state of both individuals and groups. In contact sports, each side tries to find the most intense, intimidating songs they can, both to hype up the crowd and to instill a sense of fear into their opponents before the match. Heavy metal is one of the preferred genres in this regard. This increases testosterone and adrenaline levels. Their senses heighten and they are ready to rumble. On the other side of the scale, relaxing activities such as Tai Chi or Yoga use completely different musical scores, focusing on smooth, flowing tunes that help our minds enter meditation. Relaxing music produces endorphins, which in turn help people relax and improve their yoga poses.

Music At Work

Music is an effective way of both channeling and funneling emotions. Companies all over the globe are using music to boost productivity and increase employee satisfaction. Music can help people concentrate on a task. It can also help employees reduce their stress levels. It can entertain employees and help them deal with boredom. For example, some employees, such as on-call nurses, administrative assistants, and security guards, may have “down” periods where they need to be on-site but are waiting for work. Listening to music can make the job more enjoyable. 

A Matter Of Taste

While music can go a long way towards improving work conditions, certain risks need to be considered before changing company policy. Not everyone likes the same music. Forcing employees to listen to music that they don’t like will cause resentment and will likely reduce worker productivity. As such, some companies have taken measures to allow employees to listen to music privately, through the use of earphones or headphones while at work. This has proved to be successful, especially among the more introverted employees, who often prefer to listen to their music rather than socialize.

The Magic Goes On

Music is extremely important to people and has been for ages. There is a myriad of reasons to listen to music while working. Make a list of your favorite songs, listen to them during office hours, and watch your productivity and happiness increase. 

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