We’ve all experienced hearing a song that immediately transports us back in time to a past memory. And it’s safe to say that most of us agree that music can change our mood to some degree in record time. It’s been long since proven that music can be useful in lowering depression, halting anxiety and increasing mood…but what about music’s ability to affect our productivity?
The idea that comes to mind about music and productivity, is that given a quick tempo, one might find themselves energized, thereby speeding up their entire work process. Ergo, more productive. However when studied in depth, it appears that there’s more to it;
Music pumped through a factory made work less boring to the workers, which in turn kept workers on the line more alert, and therefore more precise in their labor, allowing for fewer errors.
Music used in operating rooms helped surgeons to perform better, keeping them engaged specifically for monotonous tasks.