Music is a common feature in many workplaces—from physician offices to auto-body shops. It is typically used to influence the mood of patients or customers. Studies have shown that background music, even when we don’t notice it, can affect employee and customer behaviors. Listening to positive, upbeat, relaxing, or calming sounds can influence mindsets, whether to motivate action, reduce stress, or increase focus, the incorporation of music into the workplace can have many positive effects.
Mental Breaks with Meditation
Studies show that taking ‘brain breaks’ throughout the day increases productivity and performance. Imagine the benefits of employees taking a few minutes to put on headphones, close their (virtual) doors, and increase focus via (guided) meditation. The benefits of this employer-encouraged ‘brain health’ time translate into healthier, happier employees who can focus, compartmentalize, and tackle their responsibilities.