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Research has revealed a third fewer sick days could be saved if bosses played music in the workplace

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The reduction is the equivalent to seven million fewer sick days per year.

More than 2,000 employees were interviewed for a study that revealed between 28% and 60% of workers said they would be less likely to take time off sick if they could hear music at work.

Warehouse workers were most likely to take less time off when music is played, while the figure was 33% for those working in retail.

The research was commissioned by MusicWorks, the group that highlights the positive role music plays in people’s lives.

Its spokesperson said: “This research shows that, where appropriate, the majority of employees enjoy listening to music and find it boosts staff morale. The benefits include decreased sickness and increased productivity.”

It seems if music be the food of work – play on.