Someone in the cubicle is yammering away on phone. Designer from the other department is yelling loudly at the jammed copy machine. Receptionist shares her wedding pictures and trainees laugh away to glory for no specific reason! Amidst all this, someone who is genuinely trying to concentrate on work is failing to concentrate. Sounds in an office can vary in decibel levels but more or less, they are unavoidable in a work environment and most importantly they can affect the performance of other employees. But a soft continuous music enveloping the office environment can definitely go a long way in easing out the confusion created by other sounds.
Vaastu and Feng shui strongly believes in the power of music for destroying the negative energies. Feng shui lays a very strong emphasis on the use of wind chimes for destroying negative vibrations.
The scientific explanation:
Science believes that harmonious music sounds help trigger the release of the reward providing hormone in the brain known as ‘dopamine’. It provides reward in the same manner as if you were eating your favourite delicacy or inhaling an appealing fragrance.
Teresa Lesiuk, assistant professor in the music therapy project conducted at the University of Miami informs that music helps breaks a person out of thinking in just one way. Music without lyrics is specially suited for an official environment.”
How does music help concentrate on work?
People are unable to finish tasks on time due to a wandering mind. We think about work and in another moment we think of an evening spent with friends, the things that are pending on our shopping list since long. Medical experts feel that this wandering of mind can effectively be controlled by a soothing music playing in the background. This is the reason why most of the spas, beauty salons and restaurants have background music as people go to these places for relaxation. Obviously on office is not meant for recreation which is why loud music is a big no no as it can adversely affect the output but light music and especially instrumental music can help reduce work stress.
Which direction is the best suited to install music in office?
North-west is the best direction to get the music system installed. According to vaastu, north-west is the direction of air and once the music will dissipate in office from this direction, will help bring down the anxiety levels and will ease out tension.
Music can be avoided in board rooms, rooms for special meetings and washrooms etc