I have always listened to the radio in the background when working with the Gail Kenny recruitment team, and now working remotely on my own, I continue to do so. I also have made a positivity playlist on Spotify which includes Fluorescent Adolescent by the Artic Monkeys, Mr Blue Sky by ELO, I'm Still Standing by Elton John and Don't Stop Believing by Journey. Which tunes motivate you during the day?
Outrageously we used to get charged to listen to the radio in the workplace. Apparently you have to have a licence according to PPL PRS. I wonder how they approach people WFH?
With employees continuing to work from home amid the pandemic, it is possible that some will listen to tunes to help them get through the working day. But is your current playlist or go-to music choice helping you to maximise your productivity while working remotely? New research from Sodexo Engage revealed the music to help staff feel most productive at work.
In a study of 2,000 respondents, the data found that rock band Queen ranked as the most recommended artist to listen to for maximum productivity, despite the pop genre coming out on top overall. Out of the top ten artists to listen to for productivity, pop artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pink, Abba and Adele made the list. Eminem (hip hop), Beethoven (classical) and Oasis (Britpop) also featured lower down in the top ten for aiding workplace productivity. Music genres & productivity Pop (58%), rock (47%) and dance music (42%) were revealed as the top three most popular music genres for increasing productivity when working from home. Indie music featured further down on the list with 29% listening to this genre, alongside Country (20%) and Jazz (13%). Elsewhere, the study found that pop music came out on top as the most productive genre per work task. Whether staff are writing (35%), completing administrative work (31%) or reading (18%), pop music was revealed as the most popular for ultimate productivity. ‘Keeping staff positive is key’ Emma Yearwood, Director of HR ...