Sometimes it is believed that the background music only has benefits for clients or customers. For this reason, background music service is always in the must list for certain sectors such as retail, waiting rooms, supermarkets, restaurants, health centres, etc. But on the other hand, it is dismissed in other sectors with a lower presence of customers.
We are talking about business areas such as offices, corporate or business buildings, where there is no common so many public. However, background music can also improve a worker’s perception of brands.
As we have already commented in other posts, among the many benefits of background music service, we must also consider employees or workers benefits. Well, workers are very important members of a corporation. And their experience in their workplace can have numerous benefits for the company.
Benefits of music in offices and business spaces
Mainly, the role of music in this sector is essential to improve the working environment. And consequently, to increase productivity in the workplace. Have you ever needed to turn on the music to be able to start a task?
Almost 9 out of 10 workers in Spain say that music makes them more productive with their jobs. Employees who work with background music complete their tasks more efficiently than those who work in silence. This even reduces work breaks and creates a pleasant work environment.
Music can motivate workers in their daily routine and improve people’s mood. Background music helps to create a corporate and healthy musical culture. Workers spend about 1,691 hours a year at their workplace, and most of this time is consumed in the office. Therefore, the workspace must be healthy and productive.
On a professional level, office music is very useful for creating privacy in conversations and muffling noise that can cause senseless distractions.
Purpose of the background music in offices
Background music in an office also has a corporate purpose as in a commercial area. Workers must be clear about who their company is, how it communicates, and therefore, music can help us to achieve it.
Besides, it can also work as an internal communication tool to get closer companies to its employees and to know each other better. We are carrying out initiatives such as collecting musical requests from employees, to play them in their background music channels on specific dates such as celebrations, special days, birthdays, etc. In this way, the employee feels envolved with the company and at the same time, the company knows its employees better.
Another purpose of background music is to communicate messages to the employees. It is possible to schedules corporate messages every few minutes. This internal communication tool allows to communicate directly and to keep employees informed. But also to entertain them and make them participants in the company. For example, congratulating them on their birthday, or encouraging them in difficult moments, iform about Covid19 prevention measures and protocol or simply wishing them a happy holiday.
Keep music selection for experts
Musical concepts creation should be left to the experts. Nowadays, anyone can create playlists according to their interest and affinities. But if we want to design a musical concept according to brand values and brand’s strategy, this must be left to the experts and professionals to avoid offering an incoherent brand’s image and to avoid any mistake. Remember that music also says a lot about who the brand is, so it is important to manage it properly.
At Sonat Sounds, we are in charge of music strategy and we design music concepts according to each brand’s goals. Whether it’s to reduce stress, increase employee creativity, make waiting times more pleasant or simply to positively influence the company’s image towards its employees and customers.
Each office tells a different story, based on its audience, workers or their working philosophy. These stories require doses of positivism and professionalism. This is why music is the most appropriate tool to improve working processes. Music, moreover, is one of the easiest tools to implement and it has quick results in offices and corporate spaces.