The Right Temperature for Productivity
Keep your office between 70-72ºF (21-22ºC) to be the most productive.
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The temperature of your office has a huge impact on your productivity. So what’s the exact best temperature to set your office thermostat to?
Here’s what the research shows:
70-72ºF (21-22ºC) is the temperature range that will make you the most productive
Any temperature above 73º decreases your productivity. At 86º and above, your productivity drops to about 90% of what it was before, a 10% decrease
Any temperature below 68º also decreases your productivity. Lower temperatures increase the number of errors you make, and they also increase your chances of getting sick
Another tip used by a couple of people I’ve worked with: If you have a lot of meetings or people like to stop by your office to chat quite a bit, lower the temperature of your office and put on a sweater. Your visitors will get cold faster, and your meetings will speed up considerably.