And actually, it breaks down into a number of sub-questions: Does music make me more productive or less productive in doing my assigned task? Does my music distract my co-workers and make them less productive? Does wearing headphones appear unprofessional in an office setting Here is a video showing how music does make you more productive at work. The “Golden Rule” of Office Music The “golden rule” governing all of these questions is quite logically, “What does the boss think?” Maybe better referred to as “the rod of iron.” If your company has a written policy about music in the workplace then there’s your answer.
What are the pros and cons? Here are some guidelines: Soothing elevator music is generally more likely to enhance productivity than constantly being distracted by the words of a song. Keep the volume down even if you’re wearing your headset