Even if you’re the healthiest person around you will feel the ill effects of changing temperatures.
Your breath comes out in huge clouds of condensation that immediately turn into snow, your hands are shaking so much that your words per minute typing rate increases to never before seen speeds and your teeth are chattering and sound like you’re playing the Castanets.
Some office workers are already feeling that!
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If you’re cold and you’re shivering at work right now, then I feel your pain: I’m wearing my thickest winter jacket at work, while some of my colleagues are in short-sleeved shirts and tights.
The Professor of Management from Bucknell University, Elizabeth Freeman and Eddy Ng, the James were interviewed about battling over the AC and thermostat at the office. According to the professor, it’s possible to settle differences over-temperature peacefully. It is always easy to reach out and ask about someone’s comfort first and then find a happy compromise.
The professor said: “Some spaces are cooler or warmer than others, especially when you are under a draught, or next to a sun-drenched window”. He also added that: “There are studies that suggest an optimal range of temperatures for productivity and work performance. (Ex: Every degree increase above 25 degrees Celsius results in a 2 percent decrease in productivity).”
There is a conclusion that some researchers reached: “At higher temperatures, women perform better on math and verbal tasks while the reverse effect is observed for men. The increase in female performance in response to higher temperature is significantly larger and more precisely estimated than the corresponding decrease in male performance.”
Tell us in the comments, if you discuss with your co-workers whether to turn the AC up or down.