During finals week, Spotify became my best friend. Distractions were everywhere and being able to plug in my headphones and get into the zone was key. With the semester over and my summer internship beginning, the real question that entered my mind was: can I use my headphones in a workplace? I wasn’t sure if listening to music was appropriate or even beneficial? Walking around the Londes office, it was pretty obvious that everyone loves their music. I wasn’t very hesitant to plug in and begin working.
Why listen to music at work
What We’re Listening To
Around the Londes office, everyone seems to have his or her own outlook about what is good music to listen to while working. When I asked Pat his opinion on what we listen to as a group, he said, “Well, everything Mike picks is usually bad.” Nelson agreed and claimed that: “it’s always 90’s here.” In rebuttal, Mike states that, “If loving Alanis Morissette is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.” While You Oughta Know blares through the speakers, there is no question that with or without music, there is some serious work getting done.
Deciding which type of music puts you in a good mood is extremely important because in most cases, we are most productive when we listen to music that we prefer. According to cnn.com, deciding exactly what we’re in the mood for can be much more complex than we realize. For example, when doing tedious math, many people will choose to listen to uplifting music and music as a motivator to stay awake and on task.
There are some things to consider when listening to music the workplace:
We all have that one song that can instantly pump us up, why not bring it into the work place for motivation? So, next time you’re considering jamming to Justin Bieber at work, don’t think twice.
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