Listening to music at work has received both praise and dissatisfaction from those who have tuned into the concept. While some say it is distracting, others find that their production rates have gained a healthy increase. Dave Johnson explains how the trials of science have presented us with answers to this debate.
Perks of Percussion
Johnson says that through studies at the University of Windsor in Canada, the effect of background music for a group of software designers improved the quality of their work by enhancing their moods and perceptions in the work place. From the Journal of Music Therapy and CNN, they have discovered that music will make you feel calmer and ultimately grant more focus. Even if your favorite music is energetic, the background music will still lower your perception of tension and increase dopamine levels in your brain.
You can read Johnson’s full article here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/music-at-work-3-real-productivity-benefits/