WHAT KIND OF MUSIC YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO WHILE WORKING?
When you work you want absolute peace, enjoying a relaxing musical background or giving you a vibrant dance hit?
According to a new study by the British company Mindlab International, which specializes in the study of human brain and neuroscience, recording and analyzing human responses to sensory stimuli, our music choices at work can greatly influence our performance.
The researchers found that music generally improves performance in terms of the speed and accuracy of performing individual tasks, such as data entry, editing and correction but also problem solving.
In the context of an office experiment, 88% of the participants seemed to perform better when working with musical backgrounds. Also, 81% of the participants could finish their work obligations more quickly. On the second level, the particular type of music we choose while working affects our performance depending on what we have to do. For example, if we register tax or accounting information, it is better to listen to classical music as it enhances our math skills.
On the other hand, rhythmic pop music is ideal to achieve better times. 58% of the participants seemed to perform better on data recording tasks listening to pop music. For editing and correction work specialists recommend dance music. Participants worked 20% faster when they listened to this music. Dancing music also seemed to enhance the ability to detect errors (eg, spelling mistakes).
Music does not just make us mood, and it is not ideal only during our evening exits. It is an important “weapon” in the workplace to boost labor productivity. Mindlab International President David Lewis stresses that nine out of ten employees seemed to perform better when listening to music.