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Cornell University study finds that staff in warm offices are more productive than in chilly ones


Do you find yourself shivering in the office during summer?

A new study from Cornell University has found that chilly workers make more errors. 

During a month-long study, when office temperature increased from 68 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, typing errors decreased by 44 percent. Typing output also increased by 150 percent. 

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

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