How Temperature affects your Productivity

How Temperature affects your Productivity

The air temperature at your office has a strong affect on your productivity.

A well respected study by Cornell University returned a result of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) as the optimal temperature.

What’s the big deal?

As temperature increases:
at 77 degrees F we’re about 98% productive
82 degrees F = 95%
87 degrees F = 90%
92 degrees F = 85%

As temperature decreases:
At 66 degrees F we’re about 98% productive
63 degrees F = 95%
59 degrees F = 90%

Unfortunately we can’t just dial a given temperature into the thermostat and consider it done. There are a number of factors to be considered that can alter the optimal temperature like Season, Clothing, Weight, Age, Climate or Latitude, Humidity etc.

For more details read the original article at: http://ergonomics.about.com/od/office/a/How-Temperature-Effects-Your-Productivity.htm

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