Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Productivity and Office Temperature

So after yet another day freezing my butt off waiting for my office heating system to be fixed, I came across this timely article published online today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The article discusses how the optimum office temperature is around 71 degrees. Low temperatures negatively affect productivity, with cold workers making more typing errors while simultaneously having a lower typing output. Yeah...from my experiences this week that's a no brainer...you try typing when your fingers are frozen stiff from the cold!

*Disclaimer...despite my whining about the cold the last two days I still reserve the right to bitch about my office being too hot in the summer : )


Organized Working Mom


  1. I hate office temperature issues!! And I'm the one that has to call in the service request for the whole office. UGH!

  2. Uggggh yeah not only do you have to suffer the temperature but you have to put up with the whiny mcwhinerson's like me : p