How Does Temperature Affect Work Productivity?

The Temperature Gender Divide

Researchers at the University of Southern California conducted a study in 2019 that sought to test ideal temperatures for productivity in the workplace.

Other Temperature Factors

USC isn’t the only source of temperature statistics. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends that temperatures in the office stay between 68–76 degrees, which appears to support a middle ground between USC’s findings. The administration also recommends a humidity level between 20–60%.

A Compromise Is Key

All people are different. The temperature will depend on everyone’s personal preferences and which climate they work best in. And someone will always deviate from the standard consensus in the office.



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