Listening to music can boost your productivity, inspire you to think creatively and motivate you on a Monday morning. Spotify has no shortage of playlists that can help you though a tough day in the office or power through your tasks while working at home!
Music is also said to improve your morale, as you’re invariably going to listen to music you like, create a personal space enabling you to work with less interruptions, and affect the speed at which you work.
An example of music influencing your efficiency and speed is the different types of tunes brands use in their outlets. Fast food chains often play upbeat and quick tempo tunes to increase the turnover of customers, whereas shops that want you to browse play more relaxing ‘lift’ type music.
There are many studies and articles available that detail the benefits that music has on your focus, health, concentration and productivity.
One such study by Teresa Lesiuk found that IT workers who listened to music completed tasks quicker and were more creative than those who didn’t. Another study found that 9 out of 10 workers perform better when listening to (the right) music.
Here’s 10 great Spotify playlists: