Tag Archives: music research

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 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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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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Is rap music to blame for the UK riots?

In an article by The Mirror, one journalist asks whether rap music is to blame for the recent UK riots.  The journalist states “I would ban the broadcasting of poisonous rap”. This is perhaps not a surprising response, given the … 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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Is music at work a “grey area”?

In my research, I found that IT managers as well as employees felt that the rules relating to music listening at work were vague. Music was often seen as a “grey area” at work. “Are we allowed to listen to … Continue reading

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