According to a 2016 report by the LSE, sound has an important effect on our concentration and calmness and as a result on productivity in the workplace. So, if you are somebody who likes some background music to keep you going when you’re slogging away, here is our selection of the best Spotify playlists for work to increase productivity.
1. Classical Music
Classical music is generally viewed as the best music to listen to when you’re in deep concentration. However, there is little evidence to back this up. It is recognised though that the steady, repetitive pulse helps people to focus. Here are our best classical Spotify playlists.
2. Nature Music
Many people find that listening to the sounds of the outdoors helps them to be more productive. Some also find that it helps them get to sleep. Each to their own of course.
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3. Club Music
Club, house and other up-tempo music can improve your mood and your motivation when carrying out a tedious task. Try this one of these club Spotify playlists to boost your productivity at work.
4. Feel good
The same applies to ‘Feel Good’ songs. Even if everybody has different songs which makes them “feel good”, Spotify has put together a compilation of ones everybody seems to agree on.
Songs you don’t care about vs. songs you enjoy
This is a tricky one. Some people report finding it easier to concentrate when the music they are totally indifferent about is playing. A radio station you wouldn’t usually opt for perhaps. Others say they focus better when they hear music they would actively seek out and listen to on a day-to-day basis.
Preferences, of course, vary from person to person. So try these Spotify playlists to increase productivity at work: there should be something here for everyone. However, we can all agree, we don’t concentrate well when there is a song getting on your nerves!