June 28, 2016
Listening to music while working improves productivity on a large scale. Gone are the days when organizations used to condemn employees who listen to music while working. Listening to some good music or favorite tracks makes a person very happy and improves their attitude towards their job. They not only finish their work on time, but are also seen to offer help to other employees. They tend to enjoy their work more and that reflects in their productivity level. They tend to spread a positive vibe through the team. The reason behind this is that music acts on our brains, generating better mood levels and enabling us to work efficiently.
Helps Finish Tough Tasks On-Time
Tasks that involve a lot of analysis and concentration always take time to complete. When you listen to music, the brain cells gets activated. Other thoughts are suppressed. Your brain’s focus is split between your ears and eyes. Your brain registers your work at hand and the music in your ears. When a tough job is presented to someone, he goes through a moment of uncertainty and sometimes it can even bring down his overall mood. In such a situation, music can liven up his mood and help him focus better and get the job done easily.
Helps Avoid Unwanted Disturbances
In software companies, around 4 to 5 employees are seated in a cubicle. The noise generated when one gets a call (official or personal) or two employees discussing a project or the sound from a printer machine causes a lot of disturbance to the other employees. One can avoid such disturbances by using either headphones or a small music monitor. Tuning into some kind of music will tune out the outside noise and discourage others from engaging you in unnecessary banter.
Emotional Levels Are In Check
The brain generates a pleasure chemical called dopamine when you listen to certain types of music, which can end up putting you in a better mood. That’s why it’s often advised to listen to music when stressed to change your mood. A stressed mind can never be productive. Music not helps you calm down, but also helps you see thing more clearly and process them better. The quick decision making ability improves when exposed to music.
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