PRESSING PLAY INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY
Employees were asked, “Does your employer have a policy about employees listening to music at work?”
|44% Yes — it is allowed and there are no restrictions.|
|38% Yes — it is allowed but there are restrictions (e.g., workers must wear headphones)|
|9% No — it is not allowed.|
|10% I don’t know|
(Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.)
Those allowed to listen to music at work were asked, “Do you like to listen to music at work?”
They were also asked, “Are you more or less productive at work when music is playing?”
|39% Much more productive|
|32% Somewhat more productive|
|6% Somewhat less productive|
|1% Not productive at all|
|22% Has no impact on my productivity|
Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 U.S. workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments.
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