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*JerryO13
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Music at work?

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12-07-1998 06:43 AM
Timothy B. Storey wrote:

> (2) issues with music at work.
>
> 1st - if it is played over an office sound system, _everyone_ has to like
> it. Otherwise the benefits would never overcome the negative feelings.
> Plus, do you want your customers to know that the entire design team is
> listening to Black Sabbath backwards while working away on an important
> dead-line?

Is it that important that you must rule on something as simple as personal
musical taste? Would you rather thay listen to Black Sabbath and get the job
done? or bitch and moan at you?

> 2nd - In a small office with partitions, and limited telephone access,
> people who do not respond to requests to answer a phone message because they
> are buried in a CD cut become targets for thrown objects.

Yes it can be annoying to try to reach someone and they've their headphones on.
( I work in a medium office 200 people headphones OK, radio's NO) I use a set of
Sony mdr-7506 when I use them I can't hear anyone in the office. And since I'm
the CADD guru here, people have learned that if I've got the Headphones on and
I'm unwilling or unable to answer questions it's cause I'm in the middle of a
crunch and just don't have immediate time to help them. It lowers the questions
asked to people fully desperate in need of an answer and eliminates those who
ask me the question cause it's easier than figuring it out on there own. So
headphones have there place ;-)

JerryO
*Manges, Brenda
Message 2 of 24 (52 Views)

Re: Music at work?

12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
It has been shown (don't ask me where, I don't remember) that listening to
classical music will help your creative thinking. I know that personally,
it helps calm me down (the main reason it is programmed on my car radio -
road rage relief at the touch of a button )

I have said it before.. I could never survive the day without music. It is
just toooo quiet. Right now (lunch) it is "My Generation -- The Very Best
of the Who)

Can't explain....

--
Brenda

Terri Diaz wrote in message <36486A01.1F1514E0@geocities.com>...
>Here's something for everyone on this thread.... An excerpt from an article
>on Music and Brain Damage:
>
>> Study Suggests Music May Someday Help Repair Brain
>> Findings: Melody, harmony and rhythm stimulate areas responsible for
>> memory, other basic activities.
>> By ROBERT LEE HOTZ
>
>> Preliminary research in laboratory animals and humans suggests that
>> music may play some role in enhancing intelligence. Indeed, so seductive
>> is the possibility that music can boost a child's IQ that politicians in
>> Florida, Georgia and other states are lobbying for schoolchildren to be
>> exposed regularly to Mozart sonatas, although such research has yet to
>> be replicated or confirmed.
*Filkins, Clive
Message 2 of 24 (52 Views)

Re: Music at work?

12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
Yes, music at work or No music at work?

Word has come to me form "himself" that there will be no music, & so I
had to tell the guys. Love music myself, walkman type of course.

Any good or bad reports on music at work?

Clive
====
*LaKose, Steven
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

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12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
Clive,

Music at work, but with headphones.

I have played consultant for years. One client yelled at me when he saw
me show the users how to use the CD player for music. I told him to
hold my bill for a week and I would be back in. After a week, I asked
him to go into engineering and see how much chit-chat was going on, last
nights game, weather etc. It was down to almost nothing. Then I asked
him if he thought that more work was being done. He payed my bill
without any more questions. If someone abuses it with big headphones so
they cannot hear a page, or they crank it up too loud, they get busted
disiplined. No abuses, no problem.

Steven LaKose
CAD/CAM Manager
I²S
slakose@i2sworld.com

>
> Yes, music at work or No music at work?
>
> Word has come to me form "himself" that there will be no music, & so I
> had to tell the guys. Love music myself, walkman type of course.
>
> Any good or bad reports on music at work?
>
> Clive
> ====
*
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

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12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
We pipe the on-hold music through the phone system for overall ambience.
Light rock (phil collins, etc...) which no one seems to mind. Occasionally
on a Friday someone will throw in their favorite CD for fun but it usually
doesn't last long (my choice of "Meat Beat Manifesto"'s "Armed Audio
Warfare" wasn't received to well ).

With these musical tastes,

2 ex-punks (sex pistols, new york dolls, dead kennedys)
1 cowgirl (randy travis)
1 island boy (bob marley)
1 violinist (susuki)
1 latin meringue (I haven't a clue)
1 hip hop (puffy daddy)
1 southern fried rock (allman brothers)
1 oldies but goodies (glen miller orchestra)
1 top forty

headphones seem like a good idea because finding a style everyone will
agree on is quite impossible

BTW- We hired a contract employee (a supposed big gun in the database world)
who persisted in playing his music through the speakers (the hip hopper)
that caused quite a rucus. We eventually asked him to leave (the music
wasn't the only reason but a symptom of other problems)

--
posy :smileyindifferent:
"professional slacker"

Clive Filkins wrote in message <362CF531.A881FF49@ozemail.com.au>...
>Yes, music at work or No music at work?
>
>Word has come to me form "himself" that there will be no music, & so I
>had to tell the guys. Love music myself, walkman type of course.
>
>Any good or bad reports on music at work?
>
>Clive
>====
>
*Dougherty, Tim
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

Re:

12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
I couldn't live without it for very long. I guess if I couldn't listen
to music or the radio I could always get up and go talk to someone while my
assemblies update in MDT >8^)

I don't see why it would be a problem if nobody else was distracted by
it. I too seem to work quicker when accompanied by faster paced music.
Currently on the playlist:
#1 alltime favorite, anything by Dream Theater
Kings-X
Creed
SRV
Son Volt
Just like the workday, I start out fast then kinda settle down a little in
the afternoon.
*Tapp, Joshua
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

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12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
I'd have to agree that music at work is well worth it. Everywhere I have
worked (watch out, I'm going to give my life history here), from Six Flags
Over Texas (the original park), to a now defunct church furniture
manufacturer, from Subway (did I actually tell y'all that?), to working at
home, from architecture firm to the one I'm in now, music has always been
allowed, whether it was piped or at my desk. As you can see, I have worked
at a number of different places that did different things, and all allowed
music. Heck, they all even allowed me to sing along! That has been the
only problem, though. The coworkers do seem to always appreciate that too
much.:smileyembarrassed:

I won't get into the specific albums, but here is my vote for what to listen
to:

Southern Gospel
Contemporary Christian
Country
Western (yep, they're pretty much two very different styles now)
80's rock
70's disco
50's rock (I like to skip the sixties, with the exception of the Beach Boys)

--
Joshua Tapp
Architect/Intern
SCM Consultants, Inc.
"Successful Projects and Satisfied Clients"
josht@scm-ae.com
*Clark, Phil
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

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12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
I find that I actually work better when I listen to music while I draft. I
generally listen to fast-paced music and it keeps me working fast.

Phil Clark
Devco Engineering, Inc.

Clive Filkins wrote in message <362CF531.A881FF49@ozemail.com.au>...
>Yes, music at work or No music at work?
>
>Word has come to me form "himself" that there will be no music, & so I
>had to tell the guys. Love music myself, walkman type of course.
>
>Any good or bad reports on music at work?
>
>Clive
>====
>
*Utzman, Bill
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

Re:

12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
We are in one room with 3 Cadd Operators, In the morning we got Howard on
a boom box, not too loud though.
After Howard is over we generally use walkmans unless we agree on a radio
station.

What bugs me is the one Guy who LOVES potato chips, Always crunching! I
hate that, I think we need a food policy!
I bitch at him, Hell, if he was eating pudding he would crunch that too!!!
*Elkins, Daniel R.
Message 4 of 24 (52 Views)

Re:

12-07-1998 06:43 AM in reply to: *JerryO13
I listen to my Computers CD Player and Audio Files when I am drafting. As
long as there is no speakers to annoy other co-workers its O.K.

Daniel R. Elkins
Westberg + White, Inc

Clive Filkins wrote in message <362CF531.A881FF49@ozemail.com.au>...
>Yes, music at work or No music at work?
>
>Word has come to me form "himself" that there will be no music, & so I
>had to tell the guys. Love music myself, walkman type of course.
>
>Any good or bad reports on music at work?
>
>Clive
>====
>
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