“Listening to music at work increases your productivity”, you have probably heard this saying or a similar one. The truth is that a lot of people, for not saying everyone, like music in any of its ways, there is some who prefer sonatas and other who love bachata. For many people music is an invisible companion strong enough to motivate theirselfs or not in a particular moment, because every person is associated also with feelings and their estimulations; that is why it is so important to choose the correct one.
Regarding the acceptance of music at work, we find people at work centers that prefer music to go with their activities, turning into a pleasant and flowing base. Other people prefer to isolate their minds and do not let anything else flow between calculus, reports and thoughts when resposability hurries – or they just do not enjoy music at work – and much less if they are thinking that it has a direct translation into time. For that reason, it is important to be clear about the objective of listening to music, that is to say, if you are looking to relax or activate. For example, the sort of music with repetitive and continuing chords may be directed to physical exercise or just to keep active as techno music or rap; while if you are looking to concentrate or relax they recommended the rythms which cause low brain waves, as classical music. In general, there is music for diverse goals as could be relaxing, keeping aware or energize.
There are many research about the benefits of music and its effects on the staff efficiency or concentration, enviroment improvements, among others. However, how many of this research are adopted or adapted and used at work? How many companys have discovered the real value of this practice? Would it be responsability of the professionals working in human management or of those implicated with it? To conclude, it depends on the kind of music, volume, circumstance or depends on the person, activity or organisation? At the present, some companys are dedicated to this subject: orientate and reccomend enterprises the music that better fits their work. Also, even if you are not an expert or musician, you can find a balance between your music differentiating the songs that motivate you and will favour your thoughts flow. The important thing is to identify them and just feel good.
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