Google the many benefits of listening to classical music while working and the results are definitive: neurologically, nothing supercharges your brain more. From creativity to improved health benefits to increased productivity, listening to classical music is indispensable. Other than a living wage and a good healthcare and pension package, piping classical music throughout your office is the quintessential blueprint to a successful business model and happy healthy employees.

Julia Mossbridge — the founder and research director of Mossbridge Institute, a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences — discusses The Influence of Streamlined Music on Cognition and Mood.

“The tested form of streamlined music, which
was tested primarily by listeners who felt they
benefited from this type of music, significantly
outperformed plain music on measures of
perceived focus, task persistence, precognition,
and creative thinking, with borderline effects
on mood.”

Let’s examine those benefits:

What about other music?

Lyrical music can be distracting; harsh beats can disrupt flow. Classical music—Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, etc—can help you maintain focus and be at peace—relaxed, which can stimulate brain cells. Classical music can increase concentration. As long as you stick to the more gentle pieces and not blasting any of Wagner’s more dramatic compositions, like Ride of the Valkyries, there will be a definite improvement in the overall energy of your office.

“A lot of companies have tried using pink noise
(pdf) – a less invasive version of white noise –
broadcasting it around the workplace to reduce
distractions and boost productivity. But views
on the effectiveness of this approach are mixed
at best.”
The Guardian

Business Insider suggest five types of music that can increase productivity: classical, nature, epic, video game, and ambient soundtracks. They also suggest “meditation music, blues, or jazz.”

Spotify — a music streaming service available on computers, phones or tablets — has entire categories consisting of Mood and Focus Music filled with playlists with hundreds of songs including Creativity Boost and Easy Acoustic for a sampling of Mood playlists; Peaceful Piano, Brain Food, Atmospheric Calm, and my favorite Calm Classics for Focus playlists.

What do I need?

Apart from a Spotify Business account and a smartphone, BEC Integrated Solutions offers The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System.

“The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System
offers music distribution throughout the entire
area of any home or office space. With its high
quality sound, the I600 not only provides
crystal clear music and audio, but it also adds
to the modern look of homes with its sleek
design. The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music
System is technologically advanced yet user-
friendly. It offers touch screen controls,
different music source connection options,
Bluetooth capability, and numerous other
features to improve music entertainment in
your home.”
The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

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