Do you listen to music or radio while you work? If so, what’s your go-to music, podcast or playlist?
Kevin Ma (Cambridge House, media): I listen to a Taiwanese radio station called Hit FM, which has a live feed on Youtube. Or film soundtracks like If Beale Street Could Talk; Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack for Phantom Thread; and anything by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Holly Smith (Dorset House, retail): I do; I like to mix it up. Spotify’s radio function generates a playlist of similar songs from your favourites, which is good as I don’t have to fuss over what to listen to.
Tina Chan (Dorset House, charity): Not if the task requires a lot of thought and consideration. But if I know what I’m doing, I’ll put something on to help get the job done. Maybe some pop or something with a good rhythm.
Jennifer Leung (One Taikoo Place, law): I do. Something calming like classical music or movie soundtracks in the background helps with work.
Stuardo Sinbaldi (Devon House, consumer goods): I’m not in the habit of doing so. But I use Apple Music playlists while I’m running, with some R&B or soul on it.
Karen Cho (One Taikoo Place, service): Only on my break – it would get in the way of my responsibilities at work. My favourite artist is Sakai Noriko, a Japanese pop singer from the ‘80s. I’ve been a fan since I was a teenager!
Sophia Mikulits (Devon House, retail): Seldomly, but if I have a repetitive task to do, I’ll stick on some soothing classical music in the background.
Lorcan Treacy (One Taikoo Place, law): Yes, I find that movie soundtracks help me focus.