Too hot, too cold, just right?… What is the perfect temperature for the office. It is impossible to please everyone, but most employers and employees can agree that an effort to accommodate as many people as possible goes along ways.
According to a 2018 CareerBuilder Survey, nearly half of 1,012 full-time, private-sector American workers say their office is either too hot or too cold. If the office is too hot or too cold it is undeniable an uncomfortable office temperature has a significant impact on productivity.
Temperature plays a big role in whether employees are comfortable, focused and productive. Any distractions can have a direct impact on revenue.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t mandate employers to maintain specific temperatures in the workplace, but it recommends that employers keep the thermostat between 68 and 76 F.
The ideal temperature for the “typical” office is around 71.6 F, according to the Helsinki University of Technology Laboratory for Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning.
If you are having workplace temperature debates, bring us in and let us show you what can be done to ease the tension.