Wake up World! Music can have a great effect on our mind and our health. Up tempo music creates a feeling of alertness and makes you want to move. Euphoric music can induce feelings of happiness and excitement. Quieter, slower music can relax your mind and body and relieve stress. This is why music is such a powerful tool for managing stress and motivating people, and why Rock At Work uses it as the foundations for our team building events.
I’ll tell you a secret. When I was a love struck teenager, I’d drive to the sea side and gaze sadly across the water listening to the saddest song I could find, and in a way, that was a good feeling, because it made me feel like someone else knew what I was going through, I connected with the music. So yeah, I’m older and wiser now, some say cynical, but I can still remember those emotions when I hear those songs, and that’s the power of music.
Like a smell from a holiday when you were a child, music can take you right back there in an instant, that’s the power of music.
Our Corporate Team Building Events harness this power to overcome obstacles and issues in the work place. Issues such as stress, lack of motivation, strengthening new teams and communication. Lets face it, rock music team building has to be better than paint balling!
We also provide an outlet to give praise for a job well done or a special work occasion. Companies that have benefited from using a Rock At Work Team Building Event are Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Admiral Insurance, Microsoft and Intercontinental Hotel Group, to name a few.
Here comes the science bit. Research confirms these personal experiences with music. Current findings indicate that music around 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronize with the beat causing alpha brainwaves (frequencies from 8 – 14 hertz or cycles per second). This alpha brainwave is what is present when we are relaxed and conscious. To induce sleep (a delta brainwave of 5 hertz), a person may need to devote at least 45 minutes, in a relaxed position, listening to calming music. Researchers at Stanford University (press release 2006) have said that “listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication.” They noted that music is something that almost anybody can access and makes it an easy stress reduction tool.
Did you know, that in some sports, music is banned in the build up to an event to prevent participants in gaining an advantage by listening to empowering compositions. More powerful than a drug? I say yes.
Music can focus the bodies movement and breathing and help towards tasks in the work place. People who exercise to music use less oxygen and go further and faster than those who don’t. All the evidence is there, so wake up World, and start using music as a business tool in your daily management of staff.