Customers are also more likely to feel at ease when you put on hold when they are able to listen to music for business phones - this keeps their attention and relaxes them, instead of adding to their frustration that they are waiting to talk to a representative. The vast majority of salon customers (88%) prefer to patronize salons that play something at a background.
When you're meeting with customers, it's important that you're able to quickly and easily put their minds at ease, and beautiful sounds can be the first step to helping them feel comfortable and relaxed. All music has the potential to impact our moods, and choosing music specifically for a business setting can be hugely beneficial. Music has a tendency to distract us from things that are stressful and help us to focus on the task at the end - getting "in the zone," so to speak. When customers are in a relaxed state of mind, they are more open to new ideas and taking business risks.
Music also has the ability to calm stress, which can be helpful when working on stressful deals or contracts. Upbeat music can take the stress out of these situations and put everyone in the room at ease. Music also has a tendency to improve memory and creativity- this is known as "The Mozart Effect." Most managers and supervisors agree (88%) agree that playing nice melodies in the workplace leads to better outcomes (specifically concerning workplace morale and productivity) in the office. It's helpful to explain The Mozart Effect to employees, as knowledge of the effect can cause even more dramatic results. Employees also enjoy the freedom they feel when they are permitted to listen to music in the workplace.
When it comes to music for business, the power of routine is not to be ignored. When employees associate a certain type of music with work, they are more likely to get started on their day when these tunes begins playing. Simply turning on favorite tunes in the morning signals to employees that it's time to get started, and turning off it at the end of the day signifies that it's time to wind down and go home. This allows the employee to quickly focus and get productive, rather than spend wasted minutes in the morning trying to figure out where to begin.
Music has many positive implications for business and adding a good one to your business plan is a low-cost, simple way to increase client satisfaction, employee productivity, and ease workplace stress for all.