What Kind of Music Should You Listen to at Work?

Listening to music at work can lift your mood, increase your endurance, improve your memory and boost your productivity.

Melodious sounds encourage the release of dopamine in the reward area of the brain, similar to eating something decadent, seeing something attractive or smelling a pleasant aroma, said Dr. Amit Sood, a physician of integrative medicine with the Mayo Clinic, in a New York Times article on the benefits of music at work.

Music also improves focus, and focus, says Sood, makes people happier by allowing them to hone in on the present moment.

Depending on your job, which music at work you listen to also affects your productivity. So choose carefully - and read the infographic below from Sonos to learn the right and wrong music genres to listen to for your profession. (Hint to our health IT developers: Stay away from heavy metal--and wear a headset or earbuds!)

Work music infographic