Did you know that listening to music while you’re working helps boost productivity levels? Well, now you do. With an infinite selection of songs and playlists available on Spotify, it can seem impossible to choose the right playlist for the office. Well we’ve put together a list of 5 very different playlists that are perfect for a productive day at work.
Office life can become very stressful and all you need throughout the day is something to keep you calm and collected to maintain focus. Acoustic music can be extremely effective, but as long as it’s something with particularly soft vocals and a slow to moderate beat, you’ll experience a real feeling of serenity.
Get on Spotify and search for the ‘Your Coffee Break’ playlist. It’s a favourite here at Bibium, with a nice soft variety to keep you focused and relaxed throughout the day.
If you’re worried about being distracted by music in the office and think it may even be counter-productive, remember that we tend to listen to what’s being sung in the vocals. Our solution is an instrumental playlist which will cut out the distraction but still provide the pleasant background music we all need.
There’s a host of different instrumental genres that you can choose from, but why not be a little different and try a jazz backdrop? ‘Coffee Table Jazz’ has over 800,000 avid followers on Spotify and there’s little wonder. Alternative, minimal distraction and remarkably effective at drowning out the office buzz.
Sometimes the tedium of a repetitive day in the office can bring everyone down. A study published by researchers from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management found that individuals who were listening to a high-power playlist showed higher efficiency levels when performing a series of tasks. Singing along to up-beat and empowering music can make a real difference to the office environment.
Our next playlist favourite is all about keeping spirits high. The ‘Feel Good Friday’ playlist is definitely worth a follow. With a suitably varied selection, everyone in the office is bound to feel cheerier.
Is the office life not providing you with much variety or excitement? While we can’t promise to offer absolute thrills, being open to new music is important for discovering entirely new art forms.
Spotify’s in-house music lovers compile playlists of new finds and brand new music for us to enjoy a fresh music experience. Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist is a way to discover new music each week. You may not always find something to your usual taste, but try something a bit different each day, you never know what you might stumble across.
Your own music taste is the most important opinion here. Set some time aside one break time to create your perfect playlist in Spotify to enjoy whilst you work. Try our playlists, cherry pick your favourites, discover brand new songs and enjoy the music the way it was intended.
An article published in the New York Times by Dr Lesiuk said, “When you’re stressed, you might make a decision more hastily; you have a very narrow focus of attention.” However, “When you’re in a positive mood, you’re able to take in more options.” Find music that works for you and see if you notice a change in your mood.
Music is a great way to get lost in your own world and raise happiness levels. Take a quick break, grab a coffee from one of our office coffee machines and turn up the music. Remember, music taste is an incredibly complex characteristic, don’t be afraid to try new things.