Every time you need a boost in energy or, simply put, a break from all the bustle around you, the music in your headphones can do real miracles. But how can you find the perfect combination of sounds and which are the „excuses” you can use when in need of… musical spoiling?
As any other serious matter, the influence of music on our working hours productivity has attracted some in-depth studies which, coincidence or not, have confirmed that a song played at the right moment can do wonders with our office-related results*:
- More than 60% of the employees listen to music during their working hours, which brings them a serious boost in productivity and creativity.
- Over 25% of the employees say that, without their headphones on, it would be impossible to focus on the responsibilities and projects underway.
- 88% of the employees work more efficiently and make less errors when working with music on.
- 91% of the managers strongly believe that music heightens the employees’ moral, while 77% say that music brings more productivity.
Now, with all the pros under your sleeve, all you need to know is what type of music fits every work situation:
- Entertaining and bass-filled music for… those moments before important meetings and tasks requiring maximum self-confidence. Examples? We Will Rock You, Queen’s song, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.
- Ambiental music for… relaxation. If you’re having a day or period less dynamic, during which you go around emails and apparently repetitive tasks, relax yourself with wordless songs that make the most of nature. Our advice: install Tide app and choose between the sounds inspired by the sea, rain or instrumental songs.
- Pop music for… an increased working rhythm and concentration. Beyonce’s in your playlist? You will surely work 58% faster and more correctly than your colleagues. However, if you find it difficult to find the right tracks (we get it, over 100.000 albums are released every year), you can always find something right on nicecream.fm and Noon Pacific app.
- Classical music for… physical and mental relaxation and high spirits. And, if you’re working in a field you can describe as “stressful”, classical music is an important ally during panic-filled moments: it slows down hear rate and adjusts blood pressure.
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*Study by VisionCritical among 1,000 companies and Entertainment Media Research on 2,000 people.