Do you have a case of the Mondays? Is THIS your worst nightmare at the office?
Fire up the closest laser jet (pray for no paper jams) and mash the ‘Print’ button on this new study called ‘Psychology of Music‘ – then hand it to Bill Lumbergh (or whatever your boss’s name happens to be) when he asks this all-important question.
The TPS Report study focuses on cubicle workers – the largest segment of employed workers in America – and shows how the presence of music in the workplace helps increase concentration and positively contributes to improving employees’ moods.
Dr. Teresa Lesiuk, an assistant professor of music therapy at the University of Miami (and also the author of the study) says, “When you’re stressed, you might make a decision more hastily; you have a very narrow focus of attention. When you’re in a positive mood, you’re able to take in more options.” If this sounds like it might apply to you, we’ve got just the thing to help you out.