December 2016
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Teamwork Tunes

Listening to happy music can boost collaboration.

It might be time to turn up the tunes—new research from Cornell University has found that playing upbeat music at work can increase cooperative behavior among team members.


"Music with rhythm tends to positively affect mood and our studies show that people seem more likely to get into sync with each other if they're listening to music that has a steady beat to it," says Kevin Niffin, a behavioral scientist at Cornell and lead

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