Infographic: Is Music Affecting Your Productivity?

Listening to music when you’re busy could be helpful or harmful

Music is great, but sometimes it can be a bit of a distraction.

According to a new infographic created by Sparring Mind‘s Gregory Ciotti and Superfi, music can help you focus or be detrimental to your productivity, depending on what kind of music you’re listening to and what kind of activity you’re doing.

They broke it down into categories, like type of task, lyrics vs. instrumental, music familiarity, and what kind of office space you’re in. Check it out below:


(Infographic courtesy of Mental Floss, main image courtesy of Will Folsom via Flickr)