Little Used Yet Simple Technique to Boost Attention & Productivity

We are living in an age of distraction. There is a lot noise – and really bad noise. In this video, we share a little used technique that tremendously boosts attention and productivity not only for you – but also for your team mates.

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Highlights From The Video

  • Results are a function of attention and focus.
  • If a task demands higher level of attention than what we supply, we will fail at it.
  • Moderate noise improves performance.
  • Popular music is bad for productivity.
  • Music without lyrics works best.
  • Boring tasks become interesting with music.
  • Start with upbeat music.
  • Minimal music works best for focus and relaxation.
  • Play music you like.
  • Background music increases focus…

Compared to a relatively quiet environment (50 decibels), a moderate level of ambient noise (70 dB) enhanced subjects’ performance on the creativity tasks, while a high level of noise (85 dB) hurt it. Modest background noise, the scientists explain, creates enough of a distraction to encourage people to think more imaginatively.

Journal of Consumer Research report, March 2012. (details here)

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