The modern workplace has indeed transformed from the traditional setting of ample space, densely packed with stuffy cubicles. Employers have realized that employees are most productive when they are comfortable in their working environment. This is why the trend towards relaxed workspaces is gaining popularity the world over. More and more companies are embracing the move towards a positive, supportive and collaborative work environment. The workplace has become a place free from the rigid top-down restrictive barriers that have made many jobs absolutely dreary in the past.
ADI has not been left behind in the move towards the relaxed, open, supportive, collaborative, stress-free workplace environment of the 21st century. The Founder of ADI Leak Detection , Adrian Morgan, is an avid music fan. He’s a perfect example of business CEOs who’ve grasped the essence of music in business growth. It is quite common to find the head honcho of ADI adorned in a pair of stereo headphones with all his attention focused on his computer. Adrian is a firm believer and practitioner of the belief that music does indeed enhance the mind’s ability to concentrate on a task. Below are some of the ways music can also help you grow your business.
- Music as a stress reliever
It is a well-known fact that stress is the most significant cause of low productivity at the workplace. Stress is no longer simply a workplace concern but has become a major health issue for many people in the UK. Stress has been linked to many chronic life debilitating health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and so many others. This is why it is of the utmost priority for employers to make use of all available means to lower and even eliminate work-related stress. This is where music comes in.
Music, by its very nature, has a markedly positive effect on the human brain. It causes the brain to release endorphins, which are natural mood-elevating substances. Endorphins have the effect of increasing the sense of well being of the individual resulting in the calmness of the mind. As has also been proven in various psychology studies, people experienced enhanced decision-making ability when subjected to situations that made them feel relaxed. Thus music will not only lower the stress levels of your employees, but it will also help them make better decisions at work.
- Music as a Productivity Booster
In the course of the day and as the week progresses, working on the same difficult task can become quite tedious and even boring. It is therefore not surprising to find that the initial pace at the beginning of the task deteriorates to the point that minimal progress is made. You can use music to turn things around when tasks at the workplace become boring. Music will instantly boost the mood of your employees. As a consequence of the positive mood, the task that one had seemed initially difficult becomes easy and doable. Furthermore, music will enhance the focus of employee minds on the tasks that need to be done. Music can, therefore, significantly increase the productivity of your employees.
- Music to Promote Creativity
At the workplace, it is quite common to encounter challenges that resist all attempts to resolve them. In such instances, it is advisable to stop trying, take a step back and let the mind reset. The break allows your mind to look at the problem afresh. Music is the best method by which to free the mind from intense thought. In this state of abandon, inspiration on how to tackle a particularly difficult business challenge problem can subsequently arise.