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Symphony at Work

Introduce musical instruments to the work place and provide an escape from the stresses of work

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How many of us wish we had the time to learn an instrument? How many of us would love to be able to relax whilst playing the guitar or let off steam by rhythmic percussion pounding?

Music is adored and embraced by everybody and is a great way to switch off from the stresses of day to day life. Learning an instrument is rewarding, stimulating and above all pleasurable. What if every work place had learning tutorials at break times or even an area for employees to practice an instrument?

Everybody can benefit from 30 minutes a day of playing an instrument.

The escape that music provides for people is so valuable.Instruments provide mental stimulation and are the perfect tool for relaxation.

What are the benefits of your concept for the individual and the employer?

The individual would benefit by having an escape from working whilst also learning new skills. Employers would benefit by having a more productive work force. It is so important to be able to switch off from work from time to time and as a result when work is being completed it is done so in a more productive manner.

What might the impact of your concept be and how might it be measured?

The concept allows for meaningful relaxation, an escape from work and the ability to learn something new. The benefits should be evident in the productivity of individuals.

How might your concept be designed to scale and spread to reach as many people as possible?

Music should be accessible to everyone, however not everybody can afford their own instruments. Work places could provide instruments as well as tuition.

How might you design a small experiment around your concept that would mobilise action?

Encourage employees who already play an instrument to bring it in and make use of it at break time. See if their productivity and general well-being improves.

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I don't play an instrument but think this is a great idea.

The company, Dropbox, has a recording studio in the middle of their office. I imagine the glass wall that you can see into is sound proof.

I would get in touch with them to learn more about the concept, how people engage with the studio (to they collaborate on music or not??) Seems like a great way to bond with your co-workers.

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Thanks for your comment Kyle. It's great to know that some companies already benefit from a system similar to this. It would be really interesting to hear Dropbox's thoughts. Thanks.

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