Multitasking And Playing Music Makes Us Feel More Comfortable At Workplace

Posted under Uncategorized on Monday 14 May 2012 at 11:52 pm

comfortable at worklaceHow many people feel bored, tired, too much stressed out, or just sickened of their jobs? How many of us get up every morning and experience pleasant emotions thinking of their workplace? Obviously, not to too many of us. A great deal of people go to their work just because they have to or because they receive a fair and satisfying compensation for their work. Some of us hate our jobs so much that they are always looking for reasons to avoid spending their day is the office, and delay their coming to the workplace by creating amazing excuses for being always late. Psychologists say that being unhappy and dissatisfied with our working life is one of the main causes for our daily stresses and developing such a common bad habits as being late.

Therefore, it is necessary to take urgent measures on improving our satisfaction from our work and making our staying in the offices or at our workplaces more pleasant. How to do that, you can ask? What can we do to feel more comfortable at workplace? A group of researchers from Ohio State University carried out a small study with a purpose to find out what kind of things can help us boost our satisfaction at workplace and make us feel more comfortable. For this interesting experiment, the scientists invited not experienced office workers, but 19 students who were asked to spend their time in improvised offices, at the tables with everything they needed to spend their day studying and getting ready for their final exams. At that, they were asked to report about every activities and their feelings about what they are doing.

It turned out that the students were able to define certain activities which played a role of motivators and evoked the most pleasant feelings in them. Such factors and playing music at workplace, as well as having an opportunity to chat with friends online were mentioned as the most effective stimulating factors for all students. These kind of activities were able to satisfy emotional, social, and mental needs of the students. Though, as the scientists managed to measure, these activities did not help boost productivity and improve the quality of work, they helped the students feel much better and much more comfortable at workplace.

In addition, further research has demonstrated that such activity as multitasking can being more satisfaction and evoke positive emotions in most of office workers. Multitasking used to be considered stressful and something that actually lowers our performance at work. However, doing several things at a time brings us benefits of feeling better about what we do and how we perform at work, thus, it can be more useful. “There’s this myth among some people that multitasking makes them more productive,”  Zheng Wang, Ph.D, director of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations’s graduate specialization in Global Negotiation and Conflict Management, commented on the findings of the study. He said that multitasking is becoming more and more common in our times, just like walking and talking to a phone is an absolutely ordinary thing for all of us.

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