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Three ways to take your love of music into the workplace

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We’re all big music lovers here, and if we could, we’d spend all of our time listening to it! Unfortunately, we have to go to work, and that takes up a big portion of our lives. But what if you could continue listening to music in the workplace? Whether you own the business or you’re simply an employee there, it’s worth considering all the options. Let’s have a look at a few ways in which you can take your hobby into the world of work.

1. Headphones

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Depending on the type of job you do, headphones might just allow you to enjoy your love of music. Before you start bringing them in and shutting yourself off from the world, check with your bosses as to whether this is allowed. Some will deny you the luxury of doing this as your profession doesn’t call for it. If you are given the ability to listen to music via headphones, don’t abuse the privilege. Keep the volume to a minimum and ensure that you can get your work done on time. You also want to be able to hear other people talking to you in case they need you. If they have to tap you on the shoulder every time they want to talk, they’ll take that privilege away soon enough.

2. Listen To The Radio

Radio

Most workplaces offer the ability to listen to the radio while you work. If this isn’t currently the case, ask your colleagues whether they’d be open to listening to the radio while working. If they’re in agreement, bring the idea to your bosses. The worst they can say is “no”! In some workplaces, you might need a license in order to play music and listen to the radio. Make sure this is covered before you start doing so, or you could end up with a fine. Alert your bosses to the attention of commercial AV systems. Do the research ahead of time and make it as easy as possible for them to implement audio services.

3. Make It The Topic Of Conversation

Guitar

Let’s be realistic for a moment. There are all sorts of professions in which listening to music isn’t going to be allowed. That’s a huge shame, as it can result in a much higher level of productivity in some cases. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring it up in conversation, though. We’re often encouraged to bond with our colleagues, so why not talk about the music you love? You might just find that someone else is as passionate about it as you! If you want to really go the extra mile, you could even bring instruments to play in your lunch hour. Again, check with your management to ensure that this is acceptable before you start lugging a guitar through the door!

I’m a big believer in following your dreams and making the most out of your passions. Even though you aren’t working in the music profession, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be enjoying it! Start thinking about how you can implement music within the workplace, and your happiness should improve as a result!

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