I have recently partnered up with Spotify to look at music listening in workplaces. Interestingly, a lot of their recent research of music at work confirms my previous results. Here is the brief: Continue reading Spotify collaboration: Rocking 9 to 5
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
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
Some argue that multi-tasking is ruining our brains. The idea is that our brains are changing because we have to multi-task to a greater extent today, given the access to new technology in our society (according to a Professor Clifford Nass at Stanford University). This research has been interpreted to suggest that listening to music at work can be detrimental. Especially for music with lyrics. The results in … Continue reading Music listening at work: beneficial or distracting?