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Sounds of Superior Productivity – by Stavi@rockafoodie

Written by on 6 June 2020

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.



“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”


From the arts to science music has always been a fascinating subject of study in relation to human consciousness and productivity.


As it has been seen in various research studies certain types of music can enhance performance of repetitive tasks and boost productivity, by making listeners happier and more focused on the working tasks performed.

One study from Canadian researchers looked at this concept finding out that time-on-task was shorter, and work was done quicker, while at the same time the quality of work performed was better when music was playing. It was also observed that those listening to music, completed tasks faster, but they also came up with more creative ideas.

The New York Times further suggests that melodic tunes promote the release of dopamine, a feel-good chemical in the brain, which also contributes to good mood and productivity to a working environment.


Listening to music at your desk while performing creative and mundane tasks (data entry, answering emails) can help drown out other distracting noises, making you feel more comfortable and relaxed in the space. However, with more complex tasks that demand more analytical focus and attention, music can be distracting.


How is music affecting your work performance? Be conscious of how your mental abilities are affected by the type of music you play and select it based on the task at hand. Let us know in the comments what tunes you choose for each task and how you feel your productivity is improved.