It seems that most analysts/interns listen to some sort of music while staring at the computer screen all day. Couldn't survive without it.
What does everyone listen to while working? What helps you keep motivated and focused? Personally, I listen to a lot of house mix/techno on Pandora but tend to switch it up with jazz/rock/rap.
best music to listen to at work
You can make grinding through Mundane tasks easier with positive and upbeat music. The trick is playing music that you are familiar with. This way you tempo and tone of the song lifts you up without distracting you with lyrics.
Language-based activity such as writing or reading is different. Avoid music with lyrics when writing, reading, or absorbing new information. Music with a slower tempo is ideal.
- Use familiar music, downtempo music with no lyrics when doing language work. Use upbeat music when doing mundane work.
MIke Catania Chief Technology Officer at PromotionCode.org
"Familiar music, regardless of the style, directly affects the quality of tasks like these for the better." In fact, the company saw a 24% decrease in input errors three months after adding music to the workplace, says Catania.