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Jul 31, 2012

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Benefits of Listening to Music at Work

Music can play a crucial role in how we work, especially if we learn to use it to increase our productivity. No matter what type or style of music we like, or at what rhythm allows you to express yourself better.
Benefits of Listening to Music at Work

These are some of the best benefits of finding your right "rhythm" of work:

Increase Your Productivity

  Different studies have demonstrated the positive effect music has on the productivity of employees. For example, the University of Illinois conducted an experiment during which they supply a group of employees with a personal stereo and headphones to listen to music at work. The results obtained showed 6.3% increase in productivity of those listening to music while working compared with those employees without music.

Set Your Work Pace According to Your Needs

  One of the main advantages of listening to music while working is to regulate our pace. When you listen to music your mind will automatically match itself to the rhythm of the song, making music a great tool to help you maintain the desired work pace. In other words, using calming music, so our work rate shall be at our pace will be more leisurely reading. Similarly, we can increase the vibration to work with greater dynamism. I use this technique all the time on exercise, especially while jogging. I am quite sure i won't reach 100mt without the right song, and sometimes I am more than ready to stop running, but the song keeps me going.

Both the Rock and Classical Music Improve Memory

  Just as music helps to keep a rhythm, it can also influence how we retain information, that is, our memory. According to the Russian academy of sciences, both classical and rock music, increase the ability of individuals to retain visual images, including letters and numbers. Furthermore, music helps to maintain focus and concentration.

  Just think how many lyrics you know and many of these may not even be songs you like, but once the song is playing; it seems like you heard the song for a lifetime. No wonder the music therapies are used in people with amnesia and Parkinson, and are highly recommended to maintain memory in old age.

Express Yourself and Reduce Stress

  Music is a form of expression it reduces stress; it transcends languages and other barriers, so listen to your favorite song may be the necessary support during times of high stress and has also been proven that songs with an upbeat can reduce high levels of stress hormone in 41%.