App of the Week: Spotify – Productivity Playlists
How do we increase productivity in the workplace?
There have been studies done and theories thrown about on how to provide a productive environment in the workplace. Of course, every person is unique and will react differently to different methods. But one thing we as humans share in common is music.
I may not like the same music as the person at the desk next to me, but you better believe we both will smile and be in a better mood when we hear certain songs.
Spotify provides just that. It is a streaming online music service that is available for both PC and Mac computers, and mobile devices. And the best part about it? It’s free!
With rights to music from labels like Sony, Warner Music Group, and Universal, the music selection is almost endless. With options such as “While You Work” and “Productivity” playlists, you can stream music all day to improve your mood, drive your passion, focus your mind, and relieves stress.
Check out these productivity playlists to help you get started:
10 Playlists to Triple Your Productivity
The Best Sounds for Getting Work Done
A Simple Playlist for Tranquil Exercise, Productivity and Calm Living
Ultimate Spotify Productivity Playlist
No definitive conclusions have been made about the relation between productivity and music that applies equally to everyone. Findings have been varied depending on type of people, music, and atmosphere. However, you can be sure that some type of music will improve each person’s day in one way or another. So use the playlist examples above (and browse playlists in Spotify) to create your own unique productivity playlist.
Spotify is available for free for the basic subscription on Windows and OS X computers, as well as iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. Spotify Premium is available for $9.99 a month and includes no ads and the ability to play all music in offline mode.
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