This is why we use earphones at work, bitch!

Posted by on May 11, 2013

“A moderate level of noise enhances creativity compared to both low and high levels of noise. Moderate background noise induces distraction which encourages individuals to think at a higher, abstract level, and consequently exhibit higher creativity.”

But not every noise helps us to enhance our creativity.  As you can see in this paper (check source), a moderated (70dB) ambient noise enhances performance on creative tasks.

Now, i just need to figure how to sell this to my boss….

Source: Is Noise Always Bad? Exploring the Effects of Ambient Noise on Creative Cognition