We've got a real problem on our hands.
Listening To ‘Happy’ Music May Boost Creativity， Study Says
We are getting a lot of complaints.
About the proposed new policy?
Most people know intuitively that music can be a good way to pump yourself up or get the creative juices flowing — and a new study brings some scientific evidence to the connection。
Yes, people think it's an invasion of privacy.
Don't they agree that regular exercises and stay in shape is good for everyone?
It finds that people asked to listen to positive-sounding music had a measurable boost in creativity compared with people listening to other types of music。
Sure, they agreed.
But they don't think we have the right to use an app to track how much they exercise.
The phenomenon might be a good one to keep in mind when you’re feeling blocked or in a creative cul-de-sac。
Using the app is the only way to make sure our employees get enough exercise.
To test the role music may play， they had participants come into the lab and listen to one of four types of music。
This new policy will reduce our health costs and improve productivity, which helps everyone.
That not how they see it.
威尼斯手机娱乐官网 ，The music had either a positive or negative valence， andwas either high or low in arousal。
This kind of regulation makes people feel like robots.
They have no freedom anymore.
The participants heardtheir respective selections and then took tests to gauge their creativity， or divergent thinking—the ability to generate novel ideas and conjure up multiple solutions to a problem。
Requiring everyone to wear a smart device like this on the wrist means they have no privacy.
Well, if you put it that way, I can see the problem.
People who listened to happy music scored higher on the tests for divergent thinking， but not on convergent thinking。 People listening to other types of music didn’t show the same difference。
However, I don't see any other way to change people's habits.
The results aren’t entirely surprising， but why would the connection between happy， upbeat music and creativity exist， neurologically？ The authors suggest that the music might affect flexibility of thought： One model of creativity， for instance， suggests that creativity comes from two traits—persistence and flexibility。 And， they write， “situational variables can influence creativity either through their effects on persistence， on flexibility， or on both。”
This is just a friendly reminder.
It's more than a reminder.
It makes things public, and puts pressure on people to meet the requirements.
It will force people to work out even when they don't want to.
There won't be any choice.
No, it doesn't have to be that way.
We can still be flexible.
That's not the point.
People hate the idea that the company knows everything they do.