How Office Temperature Affects Efficiency
A common problem in modern offices is temperature control. Some like it hot, while others like it cold, and companies struggle to achieve a happy medium that will satisfy all employees. It is important, however, for companies to reach this balance because research has proven that optimal office temperature promotes productivity.
According to a survey conducted by Software Advice, 60% of workers agreed that having more control over their office’s temperature would increase their productivity. Low temperatures can make workers feel depressed and lonely, while high temperatures can make workers feel sluggish and therefore less productive.
Experts suggest keeping the office between 68 °F and 77 °F in order to ensure that all employees feel comfortable within their working environment.