Whether it is Mozart or Miley, your choice of music could determine whether you will perform well at your job.
A new study suggests that listening to music in the office improves the speed and accuracy of tasks such as data entry, proof reading and problem solving.
In an office-based experiment, 88 per cent of participants were found to produce their most accurate work when listening to music.
The study also found that 81 per cent completed their fastest work when music was played.
And it matters what type of music you listen to. For instance, if you’re doing your tax returns, then classical music is the most effective as it improves maths skills.
Listening to Jessie J or Justin Bieber could also improve your speed, with 58 per cent of participants completing data entry tasks faster while listening to pop songs.
During proof-reading, dance music, such as David Guetta, had the biggest positive impact with participants increasing their speed by 20 per cent compared to tests undertaken with no music at all.
Dance music also had a positive effect on spell-checking with a 75 per cent pass rate compared to 68 per cent when no music was played at all.
The research, undertaken by Brighton-based Mindlab International, suggests that silent offices may be the least productive.
‘The MusicWorks experiment revealed a positive correlation between music and productivity – overall it showed that when listening to music, nine out of 10 people performed better,’ said Dr David Lewis, chairman of Mindlab International.
听贾斯汀·比伯（Justin Bieber）及杰西(Jessie J)的音乐也能提高工作速度。58%的受试者在听流行音乐时完成数据输入任务的速度更快。
国际思维研究室主席戴维·赖维斯博士（Dr David Lewis）称，“这项研究发现了音乐对工作效率的积极作用，总体而言，结果显示，听音乐时9/10的人工作得更好。”
（译者 Stellaliu 编辑 祝兴媛）