If you work in an office setting, chances are the environment is a little more stressful than you had envisioned when you originally accepted the offer. And if you’re one of the millions who put in 40+ hours a week in a cubicle, you know all too well that it’s a challenge to stay focused when you overhear never-ending conversations about soccer tryouts, cookie fundraising sales, arguments at home and complaints about everything from work to taxes to food allergies.
When you’re ready to break away from the chaos that is out of your control and get serious about working diligently towards that promotion your boss mentioned in your last review, consider investing in a pair of in-ear headphones from Westone for one or more of the following reasons:
1) Listening to music of any genre helps you work smarter and faster, according to a study featured on The National Center for Biotechnology Information website. What CEO wouldn’t desire this in an employee?
2) In-ear headphones convey professionalism, a serious work attitude and elevated maturity level. On the flip side, over-the-ear headphones project to coworkers that you really don’t want to be bothered…or you’re prepping for your weekend DJ gig.
3) Office drama and gossip make everyone less productive. If you want to move from your cubicle to the office with a window, wear in-ear headphones to block out the distractions and focus on the important projects.
4) Wearing in-ear headphones allow you to listen to your favorite tunes without distracting fellow coworkers. Thrash metal wouldn’t be appropriate blaring from a wireless speaker in any office environment – unless you work at Heavy Metal magazine’s publishing offices. But instrumental jazz could be just as distracting to the analyst in the next cubicle who only listens to electronica or rap.
5) Listening to music will help the creative juices flow in your brain. If you’re an art director or graphic designer this is likely something you already know, but even buyers and the accounting team could benefit from a little creative thinking when it comes to Excel spreadsheets or projecting merchandise sales goals.
6) As my friend who teaches first grade students can attest to, classical music improves attention and helps the kids focus on math problems. Writers who get stuck on a press release or blog would be wise to put on in-ear headphones and switch their Pandora station from Beyonce or Eminem to Beethoven or Mozart, especially when working on deadline.
7) In-ear headphones are a must when you need to take a break. Plug into your iPhone and listen to your favorite songs – or white noise – as you walk around the building to decompress after a long meeting. When you get back to the office you’ll be ready to take on whatever is on your desk or in your inbox.
Ready to take the first step to advance your career? Order Westone custom or universal-fit in-ear headphones and let us know when you get your promotion.