Five Reasons to Use Headphones At the Office

Last Edited: January 25, 2017 | Published: January 25, 2017 by



Do you use headphones to listen to music while you are at the office? If you don’t, you could be missing out. If headphones are allowed where you work, then why not take a pair and leave them there so you have them when you need them? For those of you that don’t know, headphones can be a great way to be a better worker. Let’s examine five reasons why you should use headphones at the office.

1. Create a More Private Workspace

In a world of open concept offices and cubicle farms, it can be hard to get any privacy at the office. On paper, these setups seem highly collaborative and functional, but the reality is it prevents workers from having any privacy to work. If you wear headphones, however, you can create a much more private workspace that will help you be more productive.

2. Keep Yourself Motivated

We all work long hours these days. During those long shifts, it can be tough to keep yourself motivated and productive. Our minds wander from time to time and we zone out. However, that can lead to problems at the office if you do it too much.

3. Show Your Coworkers You Are Busy

Sometimes, it is your coworkers that can hamper your ability to work more than anything else. If you are just sitting at your desk, they may not even realize that you are busy. However, if you put a set of headphones on and tune out everything around you, that can signal to your coworkers that you are busy and don’t want to be disturbed. Over time, they will learn that when you have those headphones on, you have things to do and they will leave you alone so you can be more productive.

4. Reduce Distractions While Your Work

There are tons of distractions at the office. From the phone ringing endlessly all day to your coworkers asking you questions or just coming to chat for a moment, the office is filled with distractions. However, if you need/want to be productive, you have to try and reduce these distractions. Now I’m not saying ignore your phone or don’t stop to help a coworker, but if you wear headphones, you can create a more solitary environment at least while you are trying to be productive.

5. Improve Your Attitude At the Office

Let’s face it, work isn’t the most fun thing we do. In fact, if we didn’t need money, I’m sure many of us would choose to do something else. Music has shown to improve your attitude and make you happier overall. If you use headphones to listen to music at work, your attitude will improve and you will have a more positive outlook about what you are doing.


While you are at the office, you want to be as productive as you can so you can advance in your career to earn more money. Headphones can help you do just that. Instead of putting up with all the distractions at the office, why don’t you do yourself a favor and take a pair of headphones to enjoy some music while you work. Just make sure they are allowed at your office before you do it and use proper etiquette with them as well. I don’t want to get anyone into trouble.

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