The Essentials of #OfficeMusic

Often overlooked, the music in an office environment can set the mood for the entire workday. Sometimes it’s heard softly throughout the office or only at your personal workstation. The music you choose to listen to will affect your mood, productivity and ability to stay focused, so choose wisely. Music selection can vary greatly depending on the time of day, day of the week or the people you are working with. Before I break down a proper playlist for each time of the day, let’s start with a few dos and don’ts of the office music experience.


  • Research on your fellow employees music likes (Nobody enjoys a day full of Nickelback)
  • Play your music at a respectable level (This isn’t Studio 54)
  • Spread music democracy (music dictators are not well liked)


  • Play music with offensive language (It’s just not pleasant) 
  • Sing out loud (There’s a reason why you’re working in an office)
  • Only play one genre (Spread the love)


 Yawn...this time of the day is when everyone is waking up and trying to get into that daily rhythm. Play something not to overpowering, but something that gives you the boost to start your day strong.

 Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
Alive - Krewella
When You Were Young - The Killers


This is the time of the day when everybody is up and running on all cylinders. Try to keep the music cheerful and flowing to keep people on track and in high spirits. Make the songs start out a bit slower, but increase tempo as time passes.

 One Love – Bob Marley
Everyday - Dave Matthews Band
Derezzed – Daft Punk

Late Afternoon 

After a long workday, everyone has been working hard and needs time to unwind before the ride home. Play some old favorites to raise everyone’s spirits and get them recharged for the next day

 Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Working For The Weekend – Loverboy
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson


We have a collection of personalities on our team at GRACESHIP; enjoying music from all across the spectrum. We love to hear new tunes on a daily basis, learning more about each other through the music we sample. Here are the top picks from our office staff.

 My Picks

 Closer To The Sun – Slightly Stupid
Escape – Ben Schuller
Encoded - Hardwell


 Penitentiary - Houndmouth
Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders
Everlasting Light - The Black Keys


 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
We Were Made For This -Train


 Youngblood – Birdy
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
Households – Sleeping At Last

Listen to all of these tunes on our Office Playlist below!

What are your go to #OfficeMusic tracks? Tweet us and let us know! 


Brock Thatcher
Brock Thatcher


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