Productivity

Music can motivate your staff, boost morale and create a better working environment- 65% of businesses say that music in the workplace makes us more productive. *Source Vision Critical 2012 survey of UK businesses


Latest Music Works research findings

  • 88%

    of participants in a study worked most accurately when listening to music 6

  • 58%

    of participants in a study worked faster when spell checking and entering data when listening to pop music 6

  • 99%

    of staff who work in travel agencies without music say that playing music in store would create a better working atmosphere for staff 3

  • 97%

    of staff who work in travel agencies without music say that playing music in store would make them more productive while working compared to no music being played 3

  • 98%

    of staff who work in travel agencies without music agree that playing music agree that playing music would make them feel more motivated while working. The same number agree that playing music in store would improve staff mood 3

  • 99%

    of staff who work in travel agencies without music agree that they think customers would be happier if music was played in store 3

  • 93%

    of staff who work in travel agencies with music agree that if the music was turned off, they would ask their manager to turn it back on 3

  • 97%

    of staff who work in travel agencies with music would recommend that all the retail stores play instore music 3

  • 91%

    of managers/business owners either agreed or agreed strongly that playing music makes customers and staff happier 4

  • 58%

    of managers/business owners believed the working atmosphere would be damaged if they had to switch the music off permanently 4

  • 75%

     of managers/business owners agreed that allowing staff to listen to music helps team working/team bonding 4

  • 77%

    of managers/business owners agreed that allowing staff to listen to music enhances productivity 4

  • 88%

    of managers/business owners agreed that it creates a better atmosphere/working environment 4

  • 85%

    of employees who like music in the workplace believe the working environment is much more relaxed when music is being played 1

  • 74%

    of employees who like music enjoy going to work when good music is played 1

  • 86%

    of office & factory business owners/managers agree employees are happier when music is played 1

  • 87%

    of office & factory business owners/managers say playing music in the workplace improves morale 1

  • 82%

    of people who like to hear music in sports stadia say it makes the event more enjoyable 1

  • 72%

    of people who like music in store say a shop playing music is more inviting 1

  • 70%

    of people who like to hear music in sports stadia say the atmosphere would not be as good if there was no music played 1

  • 67%

    of people who like music in store see a shop that plays good in-store music as trendy 1

  • 84%

    of shoppers like shops that play in-store music 1

  • 76%

    of small retailers believe they can positively influence the behaviour of customers through music 1

  • 79%

    of small retailers say ceasing to play music would damage the store's atmosphere 1

  • 47%

    of those asked also believed it says something about who they are as a business 1

  • 68%

    of the 41 bars, pubs and clubs surveyed agree that music encourages repeat business 1

  • 73%

    of the 41 bars, pubs and clubs surveyed agree that playing music increases sales or results 1

  • 93%

    of the 41 bars, pubs and clubs agree that playing music creates a better atmosphere for customers 1

  • 82%

    of people who like recorded music at live music events become more excited about the upcoming live event if recorded music is being played 1

  • 61%

    of regular hotel guests are more likely to consume more food and drink when they hear music they like in a hotel 1

  • 55%

    of people who like music in hotels prefer to meet colleagues or clients where good hotel music is being played 1

  • 75%

    of hotel guests like to hear music in the lobbies, bars, restaurants and public spaces 1

  • 80%

    of customers would like to hear music when visiting a salon 1

  • 74%

    of office & factory business owners/ managers agree that playing music improves workplace morale 1

  • 81%

    of hairdressers say playing music puts staff in a happier mood 1

  • 84%

    of hairdressers recommend playing music to other salons to improve productivity and morale 1

  • 90%

    of hairdressers agree that playing the right music can be beneficial to their business 1

  • 53%

    of people who like to hear music in the gym say they would visit the gym less frequently if it stopped playing music 1

  • 48%

    would consider changing gyms if it stopped playing music 1

  • 72%

    of people who like to hear music in the gym say playing music gives it a better image 1

  • 60%

    of gym users would be more loyal to a gym that played music 1

  • 74%

    of people who like music in surgery waiting rooms felt less nervous when music was being played there 1

  • 73%

    of exhibition goers say music is an important factor in creating the ideal atmosphere at an exhibition 1

1 Research was conducted by VisionCritical in April 2012 among 1,000 UK businesses and Entertainment Media Research in 2009 among 2,000 UK consumers. EMR also conducted the research in 2010 among 400 small retailers, hairdressers, offices and factories.

2 Research was conducted by RED in May 2013 with 676 customers of a UK travel company (x331 interviewed at stores that play music, x306 interviewed at stores that do not play music.)

3 Research was conducted by RED in May 2013 with 1397 staff of of a UK travel company (x1042 surveys completed by staff at stores that play music, x337 surveys completed by staff at stores that do not play music.)

4 Research was conducted by DJS Research in June 2013 among 600 businesses in the West Midlands

5 Source: YouGov Plc. online survey, April 2014. Total sample size: 7492 GB adults aged 18+. Figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults.

6 Research was conducted by Mindlab International in September 2014. (The research tested 26 participants carrying out office-based tasks while listening to four genres of music, and no music).

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