Sound Advice: Listen While You Work

Getting things done with your headphones on isn’t as simple as pressing play. Here are some tips backed by research studies on what sounds are best for focus and productivity.

“What is the best music to listen to while working?”

It’s one of those questions I get asked often, whether in the office or online. And since I enjoy producing audio and music in my spare time, and am constantly researching productivity topics in my role as a blogger for Wrike, I figured I should write this stuff down.

Obviously, the answer will depend on your audio preference. I can’t force you to listen to downtempo electronica if you like film soundtracks, or if you prefer the ambient sounds of a restaurant. I can however provide you with some guidelines surrounding audio and work, backed by science.

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5 Reasons Why a Job Search is Like a Product Launch

Y U No Hire Me? - illustration

I’m back searching for a fulltime job after an ever-too brief consulting stint at an online startup. It occurs to me that the process of the job search can be laid out in the same way as you might prepare for a product launch — except with no concrete end date immediately in sight. The action items are quite similar. See below:
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