The workplace is sometimes fairly impersonal and often you will find your coworkers slacking off. If you have ever organize a team then you will know that it is sometimes hard to motivate everybody and keep on performing throughout the day. Obviously, you will schedule regular breaks. However, the work environment is also quite important. By adding music, you can sometimes create an environment which is more conducive to work then an environment that is lacking such music.
For starters, I recommend not installing speakers permanently because somebody might find music distracting. Just give it a try. By picking some wireless speakers from Amphony, you can try out adding music without running speaker wires. Also, if it turns out that some of your workers don’t like music while working, you can later relocate the speakers easily. One of the prerequisites of setting up wireless speakers is that you have power available. This is usually quite easy indoors. The speakers come with a power supply which can plug into an outlet.
You may need to add an extension cord if you don’t have enough empty sockets available. Also, the wallwart usually takes up more than one sockets on a power strip. In terms of music selection, you will need to find something that is soothing but at the same time you might also think about adding something up-tempo. Just avoid some very aggressive music which is hardly conducive to the work environment.
Also, don’t crank up the speakers because noise obviously can be annoying. Just keep the volume fairly low in order to add background music without disrupting your coworkers conversing with one another. I personally find music helps me relax while I work. But if the noise is too loud it can actually be distracting. Therefore I usually try to strike a balance between music helping me relax while not being overly aggressive and annoying other people.
Obviously, you can also add multiple speakers but I recommend streaming the same music to each speaker because having two types of music in the same environment can be really distracting. Typically you would want to create music zones. Each zone should be separated from each other zone sufficiently. You don’t want to have an area that takes up music from two different zones. If you later want to change a zone that is easily done just by re-syncing the speakers with another transmitter.