9 Reasons Why Music Creation Is Good For Your Team

 

Better Teamwork

71% of Americans say that music education equips people to be better team players in their careers. 67% say it provides people with a disciplined approach to solving problems and prepares to manage the tasks of a job more successfully (66%).

Harris Poll, 2014

Better Ideas

Office workers who listen to preferred music complete tasks more quickly and come up with better ideas than those who have no control over their musical choices.

The New York Times (Ed.): The Power of Music, Tapped in a Cubicle, 2012

Higher Alertness

Musicians are more mentally alert, they have significantly faster reaction times and they integrate input from various senses better than non-musicians

University of Montreal (Ed.): Musicians react faster and are better multisensory integrators, 2016

 

Better Brain Functioning

Even moderate levels of musical activity benefits brain functioning.

Neuropsychologia (Ed.): Improved effectiveness of performance monitoring in amateur instrumental musicians, 2013

Better Problem-Solving

Musical creation engages every area of the brain at once. Musicians are able to solve problems more effectively than non-musicians - both in social and academic settings.

Anita Collins, TedEd: How playing an instrument benefits your brain, 2014

Better Use of your Brain

Musicians have more symmetrical brains and they use both sides of their brain more than non-musicians.

Ted Talk (Ed.): How music can be better for you

 

Less Stress

Creating music reduces chronic stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol.

Medical News Today (Ed.): Music benefits both mental and physical health, 2013

 

Better Multi-Tasking 

Musicians have an enhanced ability to integrate sensory information from hearing, touch, and sight. Brain circuits involved in musical improvisation lead to less reliance on working memory and more extensive connectivity within the brain.

Psychology today (Ed.): Musical training optimizes brain function, 2013

 

Better Leadership

60% of CEOs worldwide say that creativity is the most important leadership skill.

IBM (Ed.): Global creativity study (1’500 CEOs), 2010