Does listening to music make you more productive?

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It is not often that you have to put up with mundane tasks when you are a sales guy. But on those few occasions that I have to sit staring at an Excel sheet filled with data, I take refuge in Ilayaraja, The Beatles and MLTR. A lot of us are guilty of listening to music while at work, and we would all agree that music is a good antidote to get us through the daily grind. With almost all work being done on a desktop or laptop these days, music has organically found its way into the workplace. When you listen to music, regardless of whether it is Sukhvinder Singh crooning Chaiyya Chaiyya or Adele saying Hello, your brain releases a chemical called dopamine, which is also referred to as the pleasure chemical.

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