SECRET Ingredient? Music.

Most Professionals Are More Productive When They Listen to Music, Survey Shows

Music that People Prefer at Work
  • More than eight in 10 workers able to listen to music at work enjoy it

  • Younger workers most apt to enjoy tunes while working

  • 71 percent of employees at least somewhat more productive when listening to music

  • Top genres that boost staff productivity: Pop, rock and country

(Menlo Park, Ca) Silence may be golden, but most workers feel they’re more productive at the office when listening to music, new research from staffing firm Accountemps shows. Eighty-five percent of survey respondents who are able to do so say they enjoy turning on the tunes at work. Employees ages 18 to 34 appreciate music while working the most (95 percent), compared to those ages 35-54 (84 percent) and 55 and older (66 percent).

Survey of Music at Work
Information courtesy of Accountemps.

More than seven in 10 (71 percent) professionals said they are at least somewhat more productive when music is playing at the office, with pop, rock and country songs providing the biggest boost.

Workers were asked, “Does your employer have a policy about employees listening to music at work?” Their responses:

Yes — it is allowed and there are no

restrictions.

44%

Yes — it is allowed, but there are restrictions

(e.g., workers must wear headphones).

38%

No — it is not allowed.

9%

I don’t know.

10%

101%*

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Workers who can listen to music at work were also asked, “Are you more or less productive at work when music is playing?” Their responses:

Much more productive

39%

Somewhat more productive

32%

Somewhat less productive

6%

Not productive at all

1%

Has no impact on my productivity

22%

100%

View infographics showing how music affects workers’ productivity and the types of tunes that help the most.

“While music can be a stress reliever or source of motivation for many workers, it can be a distraction for others,” said Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps. “Those who want to listen to music in the office need to be aware of company policies and considerate toward their colleagues.”

Accountemps offers the following do’s and don’ts when it comes to listening to music at work:

DO

DON’T

When listening to any type of audio at work, be respectful of your colleagues, who may not share the same tastes as you.

Sing or hum along to your favorite tunes. Tapping your hands or feet will likely annoy colleagues, too.

Keep the volume low enough to hear your phone ring or someone calling your name.

Have music blaring when communicating with coworkers. They deserve your full attention.  

Use headphones if you work in a shared office space to avoid disrupting coworkers. When someone approaches you, be quick to respond to them. 

Abuse the privilege. Consider listening to music when the office isn’t busy or you’re doing solo work.  

 

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