If you are working in a too noisy environment or one that distracts you, plugging in your earbuds can help you avoid all the factors that interfere with your attention and focus more in your work.
In a study about how music affects a person’s performance at the workplace, conducted at the University of Miami, results showed that people who listened to music while completing their tasks took less time to finish and even came up with more creative ideas, all because music improved their spirit. Dr. Teresa Lesiuk, one of the professors in charge of the study, explained that when a person feels stressed, they are more likely to take hasty decisions due to having a rather narrow focus of attention. People in a positive mood, on the other hand, are able to take in more options.
The study has also shown that people who were moderately experienced at their jobs benefited the most from listening to music, experts didn’t notice any significant effect and beginners even found it distracting.