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Should I play music while working?

Should I play music while working?

Many people feel that listening to music at work improves their mood. Listening to music at work can make “absorbing and remembering new information” more difficult, according to a 2012 Time Magazine article. However, research has also found that listening to music at work can make people more productive.

Is it OK to listen to podcasts at work?

Podcasts are anything but relaxing for your brain. And while it’s good for the brain to work hard, it’s not so good for the brain to multitask. But listening to podcasts may slow you down even if your work isn’t mentally demanding. Performance on purely physical tasks also falters when your brain works hard.

Is it legal to listen to music at work?

Listening to such music on a ‘personal use’ basis, through headphones, is completely legal in the workplace. Anyone can listen to their own music in this way. But playing such music through speakers to your employees – or to the public – in a work environment is illegal unless you have the appropriate licence.

What is the best kind of music to listen to at work?

Nature Music. Listening to the sounds of nature can enhance cognitive function and concentration. Soothing sounds such as flowing water, rainfall, and rustling leaves work well, while jarring noises such as birdcalls and animal noises can be distracting.

What Music do you listen to at work?

There’s a number of other types of music you can listen to during work, such as meditation music, blues, or jazz, to name a few. If you just want to get rid of your chatty coworkers or the nearby printer, use “white noise” to cancel them out. Experiment and see what works.

What’s the best way to listen to music at work?

Carry your phone in an armband so it doesn’t fall or drop.

  • Find an MP3 player that clips onto your clothes for a lightweight alternative.
  • Load music onto a smartwatch to avoid carrying any devices.
  • Use a radio headset if you want to listen to AM or FM stations.
  • Is listening to music at work really good for productivity?

    Listening to music between tasks can boost productivity. One study from the University of Toronto (2007) shows that if you can’t listen to tunes while you’re working for whatever reason, listening in between tasks can still help productivity. It helps you clear your mind, relax, and be better prepared for the tasks to follow.