Music affects productivity in workplace
For some people, listening to music and working simultaneously will make them unable to concentrate. This drag to the reduction in their productivity. However, many people will feel extremely uneasy if there is a lack of music while working. So how does music really affect our productivity?
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Music is created as a tool to make the brain more flexible and increase the level of excitement while working if you listen to music at the right time and in the right context. Let’s see when you should or should not listen to music at work.
1. Cannot concentrate
You need to focus to complete the work to guarantee that you are not late with the deadline but the office is too noisy and you can not continue the work. The brain is overload to brainstorm and is under working pressure to handle the noise and stuff at your work. This is the right time to pick up and wear your headphone right away. In cases like this, listening to music will be the most effective rescue to help you not lose concentration because of the complex sounds outside and recover your brain after overloading for work. When you turn back to work, you will see the difference.
2. Increase work inspiration
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A good song will help your mind relax. The brain automatically activates the release of nerve impulses that make you feel good and enhance your concentration. Especially, in repetitive jobs, listening to a good piece of music will help employees become more inspired and the work becomes more interesting. Thereby your work speed is improved and the mistakes in the process of working are minimized.
3. The lyrics distract you
There is no doubt a good song can positively affect your productivity. However, a song with lyrics will be a huge obstacle to jobs that require a high degree of concentration such as writing code, typing text and so on. Indeed, the listeners tend to pay attention and sing along to the song. This will take away your ability to focus on your work and lead to a decrease in productivity.
4. Impact of new songs
When listening to a new song, you often devote more focus to listening to the melody, as well as the lyrics. This will make you spend all your time enjoying the new tunes and lyrics. In fact, people are usually curious and excited about something new, so you’ll temporarily forget the job more easily. Listening to an old song would be an appropriate choice if you need to focus on completing the work because you are so familiar with the melody and words of the song. Don’t let your productivity slow down just because a new song excites your spirit.
5. Music is not for new things
Moreover, researching or new work experience which requires you to pay attention to brainstorm and analyze is not appropriate to listen to music. Thus, the best way for you is not to listen to music, especially music with lyrics. Having to analyze many new data at the same time as receiving the melody of the songs will make the brain work less effectively and lead to easy mistakes and shortcomings. Therefore, you should really consider before opening music during working.
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Listening to music while working not only helps you to avoid the noisy sounds outside, but it also helps your spirit to be more refreshing. However, if you do not know how to adjust and choose the sound to appropriate the situation, you will make the music turn out to be the barrier of work productivity. Therefore, to achieve greater efficiency while working, you should decide which music will be suitable for your working day and define the scenarios to determine to listen to music or not.