Did you know September is Classical Music Month. So which music do you listen when working?

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It was interesting a few weeks ago. To see a post on LinkedIn. About whether people listened to music. Whilst they were working from home, or remote working or with headphones on when back in the office. With September being Classical Music Month, perhaps now is the perfect time to get your employees thinking. About the type of music they listen to while they work.
While traditional communal office work doesn’t lend itself very well to music listening through speakers. Mainly because of differences in taste. The rise of remote work has employees choosing music to listen to in their homes when working. That’s why knowing about the best types of music for productivity, creativity, and concentration is so important. When considering the employee experience in your business.


According to Andrew Grant who works for recordplayerpros.com. Many studies have shown that the melodies and composition techniques of classical music in particular. Are an effective aid in promoting focus when working.
As well as efficiently helping to clear the mind in preparation for creative work. And tasks that need extra concentration.
Which sounds great – doesn’t it for working from home or even remote working. He also says there  are many other benefits to classical music too. From reducing blood pressure to encouraging healthy sleep. And has created the infographic here to show the 14 incredible benefits of listening to classical music.
While, as he puts it,
“these things may not directly affect workflow, they are all things that contribute to a more efficient and productive day.”
It’s important to remember that despite all the benefits we have mentioned, music preference is still the most important thing.
If an employee really can’t stand classical music. Completing work tasks while listening to it may have the opposite effect with stress levels increasing and concentration depleting.
If you are looking for a little inspiration, here are some of the best brain power boosting compositions, perfect for working from home:
  • Salzburg Symphony No. 1 (‘Divertimento in D major’) – Mozart
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Gymnopédie No. 1 – Erik Satie
  • Goldberg Variations – Bach
  • Time (Inception) – Hans Zimmer
For the many other benefits to classical music take a look at the infographic below. And let us know if you have tried using music to help you focus at work. 
I know personally, whilst working for Your FLOCK – the team engagement platform. That I listen to music if a task DOESN’T need my full concentration. 
But this might be more that I might be “neurodiverse” which makes concentrating on two things at once almost impossible for me. Which is why if I do listen to music. I listen to music without any lyrics in it – or not very many – like jazz, or drum n bass, or classical too. So I am not distracted. 

Be really interesting to know – what MUSIC do you listen to at work? 


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