在今天看見明天

Music works? 老闆,讓我聽音樂吧!

2014-11-28 18:17

怎樣工作效率最高?有人說快下班工作效率最高、周五工作效率最高、在家工作效率最高。都很有可能。

英國布萊頓Mind lab的研究說,聽音樂時工作效率最高。而且不同類型音樂,提振不型態工作效能。一起來讀這篇輕鬆有趣的報導。進入前,先想想這幾個中文,怎麼說成英文:

a) 流行音樂

b) 校對

c) 產能最低


Whether it is Mozart or Miley, your choice of music could determine whether you will perform well at your job. A new study suggests that listening to music in the office improves the speed and accuracy of tasks such as data entry, proof reading and problem solving.

聽莫札特也好,麥莉也好,你聽的音樂決定你的工作績效。

英國《每日郵報》報導,一項新研究顯示,在辦公室聽音樂可以讓工作更快、更準,尤其像登錄資料、校對及問題解決這類工作,效果更顯著。

In an office-based (1)experiment, 88 percent of participants were found to produce their most accurate work when listening to music.

The study also found that 81 percent completed their fastest work when music was played.

研究以白領工作人員為研究對象,發現88%的人在聽音樂時工作準確率最高。

研究還發現,81%的人在聽音樂時工作速度最快。

And it matters(2) what type of music you listen to. For instance, if you’re doing your tax returns, then classical music is the most effective as it improves maths skills.

Listening to Jessie J or Justin Bieber could also improve your speed, with 58 percent of participants completing data entry tasks faster while listening to a) pop songs.

During b) proof-reading, dance music, such as David Guetta, had the biggest positive impact with participants increasing their speed by 20 percent compared to tests undertaken with no music at all.

聽什麼類型的音樂也有關係。如果你在填報稅單,那就來點古典音樂,古典音樂能夠提高數學運算能力。

聽小賈斯汀及傑西的音樂也能提高工作效率。58%的參與者在聽流行音樂時資料登錄速度較快。

校對時,大衛庫塔之類的舞曲最有用,聽這類音樂校對速度快20%。

Dance music also had a positive effect on spell-checking with a 75 percent pass rate compared to 68 percent when no music was played at all.

The research, undertaken by Brighton-based Mindlab International, suggests that silent offices may be the least c) productive.

舞曲對提高拼字檢查也有幫助。播放舞曲時,拼字檢查的正確率為75%,而未播放音樂時為68%。

員工在安靜的辦公室工作效率最差,這項由布萊頓的心智實驗室進行的研究顯示。

"The MusicWorks experiment revealed a positive correlation between music and productivity – overall it showed that when listening to music, nine out of 10 people performed better,’ said Dr David Lewis, chairman of Mindlab International."

心智研究室主席大衛路易斯博士說:「這項研究發現音樂能提升工作效能,聽音樂時九成的人工作表現更佳。」

口語字彙

1. -based

英文中以 -based字尾構成的字很多,這篇文章就出現兩次。單-based,意思是「以…為基礎的」,或「.....導向」、「.....應用」。

我們最常聽到的是web-based,client-based,這個字很好理解,但卻不好用,原因是最代性高,而且在中文裡經常沒有譯出來。

The rule-based international trading system requires the oversight of a referee
國際貿易體系規則應有統一的監督。

2. It matters 子句

Matter我們熟怎它的名詞用法,它當動詞意思是「有關係」、「要緊」。

It matters. 這很重要。It doesn't matter. 這不重要。

它也經常加一個子句在後面,聽話的人就知道主詞it指的是什麼。

It matters little who does it so long as it is done. 只要有做,誰做的並不重要。

延伸閱讀

年紀大、麻煩多...台北市中年租屋的血淋淋真相

2019-03-19

離岸風電國產化再觸礁!沃旭在地採購不足、審查未過關 風場恐無限期停擺

2019-04-10

病人自主權利法上路半年!譚艾珍與歐陽靖簽署預立醫療決定

2019-06-13

台商回台投資最大咖! 群創700億元奪冠 南北兩地設廠做這三件事

2019-11-14

編輯推薦