Work atmosphere carries all the kind of moods and it varies from one situation to another. For most of us, listening to music once in a while when working enhances our productivity. Studies have shown that listening to music can improve productivity levels if done the right way. Also, new studies and research suggest that certain genres are more motivating than others.
Choosing genres is up to the individual, but one thing is common amongst us all; music can drive any bad mood to a productive session. According to studies, the popular music genres while working are classical, instrumental, and even melodies. On the other hand, listening to hip-hop, country, heavy metal music is distracting. The main challenge with listeners is to choose the right music system, earphones and the right track. Here is a good list of factors you should consider while playing music to improve productivity at work.
Headphones have been trending since their inception. The humble earpiece has undergone waves of evolution, just like the progress made in the field of computers. Initially, the headphones were too big and a bit heavy. As the years passed, technology gave the headphones a curve to explore. Now, we have advance technology in the form of Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones with really cool sound effects. Listening to music through headphones helps people to concentrate and feel that they have their boundaries of peace in the workplace. It is very convenient to access the playlist from your devices, whether it is a laptop or phone. They are easy to connect with one touch. Nowadays, companies permit employees to listen to music while they work and having a cool Bluetooth headphone is the best option to manage both calls and music.
There will be a situation where you cannot concentrate on work, and feel like taking a break. We all take breaks to come out of monotony. If you want to make music a part of your breaks, you would want to go for a genre that calms you and makes you more productive. Put on slow music that makes you feel motivated, peaceful and pleasant. You will feel well-rested and ready to take on the world.
There will always be a certain task which doesn’t need complete attention, or in other words, can be completed through multi-tasking. For tasks like these, you have the option of listening to rock music. Usually, the music can be distracting when you need laser focus to complete important work. But for tasks that require minimal attention, you can go for this popular genre.
So, whichever the genre you like listening to, always choose something more up-tempo, that has both melody and rhythm. Such genres can make a person alert and motivated at the workplace and even studies says music is helpful for health by relieving the pressure and tensions.
What is your ‘go-to’ music while taking a break, outdoor events or completing an important task? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.