Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about radio stations:
Can one listen to radio stations at work?
We have several questions in our archives about the use of radios or other music at work. Most workplaces have rules about music, and those usually involve requirements about not disturbing others, not distracting from work, not creating a safety problem or other issues related to the type of work and the work setting. One opinion is that work is for work and not for entertainment. If someone says they don’t really hear the music, then they don’t need it. If they like to listen to the music and the ads and the talking by the announcer, then they are being distracted from work, even if just a little bit.Another opinion is that for work can be made more enjoyable with background music. And, it can be pointed out that most stores have music in the background, so why not offices or other settings?