Who’s got the tunes?
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At Sovic, our team works in very close quarters. The music played throughout our small, open concept office creates a sense of unity. While Luiz might veto Corey’s reggae, and Corey might veto Jamie’s Christmas carols (in July), generally there is a large overlap in our taste in music.
This article backs up our theory that happy music has the power to establish cooperation and support in the workplace. When coworkers confine music to their headphones, barriers to collaboration are created.
We have found that music creates another layer of depth to our relationships as we work together.
It creates a shared experience and allows for higher levels of productivity. Depending on the mood of the day, we have specific tracks that boost our productivity, inspire creative thinking or just a good laugh. We polled our team about favorite tunes for every office occasion:
In the zone: “Morning” by Beck
When your toe’s a-tappin’: “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Orchestra
It’s another rainy day: “Cold Little Heart” by Michael Kiwanuka
We’ve got a tight deadline: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
Pre-first cup of coffee: “Zombie” by The Cranberries
Casual friday: “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges
When the Internet goes out: “Baby Come Back” by Player
Project’s done, let’s celebrate: “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
Luiz’ Walkout Song: “I’ll Stand by You” by Pretenders
Feeling nostalgic: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
Belt it out: “Africa” by Toto
Tips for letting tunes flow throughout your office:
-Take turns DJ-ing: Let each team member have a chance to share their favorites.
-Read the room: Upbeat or loud music can be distracting to a coworker on an important phone call. Soft music creates a welcoming environment for a new client.
-Mix it up: There’s nothing worse than listening to the same thing over and over. Change it up and let multiple people contribute.
We’ve created a Sovic playlist on Spotify to share our motivating tunes with you. Enjoy!