Warmer Offices May Mean More Productive Workers | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Following up on an earlier blog post, the debate over office temperature continues. A study from Cornell University, reported by Business & Legal Reports, has found that toasty workers are more likely to produce higher quality results, and more of them. The article states: “A Cornell University study found that when office temperature was increased […]


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Following up on an earlier blog post, the debate over office temperature continues. A study from Cornell University, reported by Business & Legal Reports, has found that toasty workers are more likely to produce higher quality results, and more of them. The article states: “A Cornell University study found that when office temperature was increased […]
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Warmer Offices May Mean More Productive Workers

Warmer Offices May Mean More Productive Workers | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Following up on an earlier blog post, the debate over office temperature continues. A study from Cornell University, reported by Business & Legal Reports, has found that toasty workers are more likely to produce higher quality results, and more of them. The article states:

“A Cornell University study found that when office temperature was increased from 68 to 77 Fahrenheit, typing errors fell by 44% and typing output jumped 150%.

‘The results of our study also suggest raising the temperature to a more comfortable thermal zone saves employers about $2 per worker, per hour,’ said Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell’s Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory.”

Every perpetually cold office worker now has cause to celebrate. Click here to read the rest of this story.

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