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Music In The Workplace Case Study

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“I think the most effective forms of critique are ones that establish a common ground for people to occupy, and then appeal to the best nature of people on that common ground.” - Mohsin Hamid We have all been out shopping or in a restaurant and heard that pop classic, a great oldie, or an unknown song that catches your attention as it plays out over the business’s speaker system. Even while working diligently on a household chore or an assigned essay, you may have a favorite group or station playing on headphones or just in the background. These are all examples of how music has been a mainstay of society and even today continues to surround us in our daily lives and tasks. Since music has infused all of our lives, should a place of business remove this luxury from its employees? While management may have experienced the presence of a radio as a workplace distraction and a source of contention among employees, the benefits of having a radio at work has led to increased employee performance, better focus of tasks and improved morale. The issue of a radio in the…show more content…
To be sure, the ability to find a middle ground in a polarized situation can be a difficult task, but as both sides have the same goals in mind, safety from distractions and a shift in positive morale, steps forward can bring both parties together. I hope that the emphasis on what tasks are made more or less risky through music and how a radio may reduce risk will allow for a policy that denotes a time and a place that is acceptable to all parties. Alongside this reduction of risk; morale and the social stimulation that can be achieved with the use of a radio can help workers maintain performance and not sacrifice productivity for needed social interaction. In order to reduce conflict among peers, discussion and oversight can be key to an understanding of the limits and guidelines set in
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