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July 06, 2005

Cooler temperatures affect productivity

USA Today is running an interesting article about how office temperature can affect worker productivity. It turns out that colder office temperatures lead to decreased worker productivity.
It's actually a bottom-line issue. When the office temperature was turned up, from 68 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, typing errors fell by 44% and overall typing output increased by 150% — gaining companies an extra $2 per worker in productivity, according to the 2004 study by Cornell University professor Alan Hedge.

Now your boss will never spend those extra dollars turning up the A/C. I guess this could actually be good news for those of us up north in the winter.
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