"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley
Studies suggest that listening to music in the workplace will increase your productivity.
A recent study carried out by research initiative MusicWorks showed that based on responses from 1,000 small to medium business owners, playing music in the workplace can boost staff morale and help increase productivity across a broad range of industries.
What's more, 65% of business owners have found that playing music to their employees helps them achieve more, while 40% said that putting on tunes during the working day has helped increase overall sales.
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Play music during workday slump
We know you're a hardworking go-getter, but let's be honest, we all flag a little sometimes - and whether you're an employer hoping to get the best from your staff, a freelancer based from a home office, a talented junior working in a busy commercial space, or anyone else for that matter, music will help you remain happy and get things done.
Imagine this. It's 2.30pm on a Thursday afternoon. You've already talked quarterly sales with Babs from finance, cleared your emails, finished that technical report, demolished your admin, and devoured a huge work lunch with the team. Now you're feeling the pinch. Your eyes are a little heavy - but there's that spreadsheet you have to finish by the end of the day, not to mention the conference call with HQ. Oh, the humanity.
In such a situation, the best thing you can do is stay hydrated and put on your favourite music. Whether it's cheesy chart jingles to boost your mood or your favourite album streamed from Spotify, music will release endorphins in the brain, helping to boost your mood, keep you focused, and get your working day back on track. And, who doesn't like listening to music?
Do it - put on some tunes - you won't regret it.
Top music accessories for the workplace
If you'd like a musical experience that exceeds your 'tinny PC speakers or iPhone headphones, it might be worth investing in something with a little more power for your desk.
If you're looking for a more personal experience, headphones like a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 2.0's or AKG M60's are well worth the money, offering no end of long-lasting quality and comfort. But, if you're seeking something a little more 4-dimensional, or communal, these products are the best for listening to music in the workplace:
Amazon Echo Dot
Boasting cutting-edge Alexa technology, the brand new Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free voice controlled music device that will sit neatly on your workstation. Not only does it connect to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, but the Echo Dot can also control other devices including fans, light switches, sprinklers, thermostats, and pretty music anything else for that matter. Oh, and did we mention? The audio quality is incredible.
The Dot's bigger, more powerful brother, the Amazon Echo does everything the ED can do, and more. This state-of-the-art music playing machine is able to answer a host of useful questions, and even has the capability to read audio books back to you, should you wish to change the pace and soak up some literature. For such a sleek, compact device the Amazon Echo is a beast when it comes to audio quality, with a 360-degree omni-directional audio output that has the capability to fill the whole office with your favourite jams and get everyone in best working mood possible. There's nothing better of its kind on the market, especially for the money.