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Totaljobs – The Sound of Productivity

During 2016, I have been working with Totaljobs UK in collaboration with Deezer to produce a music quiz where you can test whether you should listen to music at work and if so what kind of music you might want to listen to. Read about the science behind music in the workplace. Read all the results in the full report: The Sound of Productivity Report … Continue reading Totaljobs – The Sound of Productivity

Kids’ Classics evaluation report now available

The evaluation has officially been launched, read the full report here. From press release 20 Oct 2015: The findings of an independent report commissioned by the National Concert Hall and The Community Foundation for Ireland are being launched today, Tuesday 20 October at the National Concert Hall. The report evaluates the impact of a programme of live music in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, delivered … Continue reading Kids’ Classics evaluation report now available

Top 10 reasons for listening to music in the office

Why do people listen to music in the office? Here are the top 10 reasons, according to academic research: Relaxation: “calms me down”, “eases stress”, “soothing” Concentration: “improves my ability to focus on what I am working on” Affect management: “helps me to remain positive” Block out distractions: “helps me concentrate, especially when someone else is in the office, or talking on the phone, or … Continue reading Top 10 reasons for listening to music in the office

How music can help to reduce workplace stress

Work-related stress is related to ill-health. Stress in the workplace can also reduce productivity, in particular when stress manifests itself as a reduction in psychological well-being. This has a very real and clear financial impact on organisations and their budgets, as stress at work costs the UK economy 10% of the total GDP every year. These figures are likely to rise further, as recent figures from The Organisation … Continue reading How music can help to reduce workplace stress

Music at work can be irritating for retail staff

Previous research into the effects of music on staff in the retail sector suggests: 65% say music makes employees in the retail sector more productive 75% believe that background music could help to relax and minimize awkward silences in workplaces This is an interesting piece of research, as this is one of the first times that a study has focused on employees working in the … Continue reading Music at work can be irritating for retail staff