Musical Motivation: Benefits of Listening to Music in the Workplace

Music is a huge motivator in the lotus823 office. On any given day the office soundtrack includes everything from indie rock and the classics to hip-hop and electronic dance music.

Much research has been done on the topic of music in the workplace, with varied results. Some say music is a distractor while others report that music in the workplace actually helps boost productivity. Here at lotus823, we strongly believe the latter. Music helps us get through our day. In addition to helping us get our work done, music helps lower loti stress levels and makes our office a more fun and enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

Other Reasons Why We Find Music Motivational:

It’s an attitude booster: Having a rough day? Music can help! Whether you need some energy or need to calm down, listening to your favorite tunes can help set a new tone for the day. What’s on our positivity playlist you ask? Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves of course!

It helps block out distractions: Need to get in the zone? When you are working on something that needs your full attention, music can help you tune out the chaos around you. So turn it up and tune out! The loti team turns up Jammin (Benny Benassi Remix) by Bob Marley and The Wailers when we need to focus.

It inspires creativity: Need some mental stimulation? Music can help get you in the groove. According to The Mozart Effect, slower Baroque music, such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi or Corelli, can create mentally stimulating environments for creativity and new innovations. While the classics might help inspire some, our team’s pick for boosting brainwaves is Steppin’ Razor by Sublime.

Motivational Music

What songs motivate you to stay positive, focused and creative at work?


By Katie Foley. Director of Client Relations

As Director of PR and Client Relations, Katie Foley is currently responsible for managing lotus823’s integrated marketing initiatives for the agency’s tech and lifestyle clients.

Katie specializes in developing and executing strategic marketing and PR programs and interactive social media campaigns. She has an excellent track record landing significant placements in print and broadcast media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the TODAY Show, TWICE, Wired, and Popular Science as well securing award-winning campaign results for clients, resulting in the following honors: PRSA NJ Pyramid Awards, PR News Agency Elite Awards, PR Daily’s Awards for Best Product Launch, and PR Daily’s Social Media Awards.

Katie has extensive experience organizing, executing, and providing onsite support at major tradeshow and national media events, including CES, InfoComm, Digital Signage Expo, the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, and Humana’s Freewheelin’ program, a bike-sharing initiative launched at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Prior to joining lotus823, Katie served as an Account Executive at Coyne Public Relations where she developed and executed PR, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing campaigns for top consumer brands in the food and beverage industry, including General Mills, Hershey, and Lawry's, leading healthcare companies like Humana Inc. and Siemens Medical Solutions, and regional organizations such as Atlantic Health Hospital System and the NJ Community Food Bank.

Katie owns a short-armed corgi named T-Rex who is a frequent intern at the lotus823 office.

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