'Work' and 'listening to music' as if two opposite activities. Works identical to activities that require concentration and close to the formality while listening to music is often associated with activities looking for entertainment or pleasure. But it does not make them can not be done simultaneously.
Listening to music while at work is commonly done by the employees either as it was already accustomed to deliberate in order to keep the spirit. Combining working with pleasure is sometimes necessary especially if it turns out positive impact on work productivity. A research states that employees who use earphones to listen to music at work tend to show improved performance compared to that does not listen. This also applies to the installation of background music in the workplace a factory.
Music relationship started working with the productivity of the effects of music on human feelings or mental condition. Music is believed to improve morale, create a relaxed, happy to stimulate the mind. This was required by employees who often feel bored, tired, and sleepy due to perform the same job during the day. If employee morale is declining, then the productivity will decrease. Music, especially that suit the tastes of his audience, can reduce the sense of saturated and tired and raise morale back.
Seeing the results of this research, several companies in the United States has used the background music as accompaniment work for its employees. However, is it true these conditions apply to all types of companies, personalities of employees, workplace conditions, and so forth? For that there are some things to consider in presenting the music in the workplace.
Not all types of music give the same effect in certain situations. For example if your job requires full concentration, instrumental music that has a light melody with a beat that was judged suitable to accompany you. Classical music with full orchestra at times it makes the head dizzy and distracting because of the tempo up and down. But if you need extra energy to do your work, listen to rock or techno song with upbeat rhythm. Better still you listen to songs that match your musical tastes, so you can more enjoy without feeling compelled to listen.
Music will not have much effect if the working atmosphere was noisy. Because in addition to his music does not sound, music playback just messing concentration because too many voices around. There are several companies that imposed a ban on the use of headphones or listen to music while working as employees feared did not hear the phone ring (which may come from a client) or a fire alarm.
3. Personality types.
There are some people with certain personalities who do not like listening to music while working. They actually think the sound of music can disturb their concentration. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful are the ideal conditions for them to work.
4. The order of playback songs.
After learning that classical music can stimulate the brain to work more quickly and carefully but can also reduce stress, many people who tend to play the classic song repeatedly. This is not necessarily appropriate because the working conditions of employees are not the same per-hour. Here are some simple benchmark that can be followed:
a. For the morning until the afternoon, when the condition of the body is still fresh and morale is still high, classical songs and light jazz right to rotate. Because at times like this that steady performance and vitality is needed so that the songs needed to stimulate the body and mind. Romantic pop songs usually meet these criteria.
b. After lunch, the rotate the song with a slower tempo than the song on the first point above. Because the body was not a fit in the morning, so take a moment of relaxation.
c. Do not be too long playing the song tempo slow because employees might become sleepy. Immediately boost up their morale with upbeat songs.
d. By the hour home office, while the workload has begun to decrease, return the tempo of music as in points 1 and 2 so that they become calm and relaxed.