Tag Archives: music at work

Interview on music2work2

This is old news, actually! From earlier this year. But I just realised I had not mentioned this interview on the website, so here it is – click on the image to read the full interview:

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Music at work article popular in Musicae Scientiae

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BBC Radio Scotland interview

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BBC Radio Scotland tomorrow

Tune into BBC Radio Scotland – MacAulay and Co – at 11.10 tomorrow, and I will be live on air talking about music in offices!

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Music increases staff morale also in retail sector

New research by PPL and PRS for Music states that: 65% say music makes employees in the retail sector more productive 75% believe that background music could help to relax and minimize awkward silences in workplaces This is an interesting … Continue reading

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Music at work: distracting or beneficial?

I recently read a piece of research, which argues that multi-tasking is ruining our brains. The idea is that our brains are changing because we have to multi-task to a greater extent today, with all new technology etc. This is according to … Continue reading

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Bleak picture of work stress acc to new research

According to new research based on the figures from the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK, less than a fifth of employers provide support for stressed employees at work. Short-term stress-related absences topped 42,000 in the three months … Continue reading

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Music at work can help stressed employees

As I have written earlier, work-related stress is related to ill-health. Stress in the workplace can also reduce productivity, in particular when stress manifests itself as a reduction in psychological well-being. This also has a very real and clear financial … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons for listening to music in the office

Why do people listen to music in the office? Here are the top 10 reasons, according to academic research: Relaxation: “calms me down”, “eases stress”, “soothing” Concentration: “improves my ability to focus on what I am working on” Affect management: … Continue reading

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What benefits can music listening at work have?

After having researched music listening at work (in offices) for 6 years, it is evident to me that music listening at work can be useful to employees, as well as to managers and whole organisations. The short version of the … Continue reading

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