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Can Music Bolster Productivity – courtesy of The HR Dept

July 20, 2012

Can music bolster workplace productivity?

Research brought to our attention found that 65% of managers felt that having music on in the office boosted workplace productivity and encouraged a more creative atmosphere.
Some psychologists claim a completely silent work environment can lack stimulation, interest and for many people, a dynamic and creative source of energy, but it would depend on what is appropriate for different businesses. If it is a car garage, you would most likely find mechanics with the radio blaring and most customers would expect this. For workers in a telephone counselling office on the other hand, the person on the other end of the phone probably doesn’t want to hear Lady Gaga’s newest track in the background during their session.
Whatever is best for your business and your employee’s productivity, just beware that it comes at a price as businesses require a licence from the PRS (Performing Right Society).
So the next argument is: should it be Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 etc?
For expert advice contact
Bristol Business Network Members
The Bristol Team

Tel: 0845 20 21 999
Fax: 0870 429 9215

Exeter Business Network Member

Belinda Newton

Director – HR Dept Exeter

Tel: 0845 8630653

Mobile: 07814 398093

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