How Music Affects Productivity

Music can have a strong effect on everything we do in life; whether this be lifting a mood, helping us to relax, improving our motivation at the gym or otherwise.

Common debate around the workplace is whether to have the radio on, or which station to have on. Well, thanks to research, the debate can now be settled – depending on what kind of environment you work in.

Check out this infographic from Superfi (used with permission)
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If you’re doing repetitive tasks at work, such as working on the production line or in a factory, then listening to your favorite songs can lead to a huge increase in efficiency due solely down to the fact your mood will be more positive.

However, if you’re required to be learning new information, music is best cut off altogether – so there’s never an excuse for students to say they work best with the TV or radio on again.

Music can help spark creativity, but listening to songs that you haven’t heard before that include lyrics is a bad idea, as your mind is much more likely to wander as you listen along – whether this be intentional or not.

Do you agree or disagree with the research findings?

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