Wrong office temperatures are affecting workers’ productivity, research reveals


Around 89% of UK office workers lose productivity if the temperature isn’t quite right, with employees claiming cold office temperatures cause them to be the most unproductive (46%), a recent market research report from flexible office specialist Workthere has been able to suggest.

According to the findings published in this paper, just 16% of workers said they were satisfied with the temperature of their office. What’s more, only 8% of those based in coworking and shared workspace, and 10% of staff in leased work space, believe that their office is always the right temperature, while just 3% of respondents revealed they have a separate space to work in if they’re too hot or cold.

It seems that keeping warm is the biggest challenge for British office workers with 47% admitting to wearing additional layers at their desk and 37% often making themselves a hot drink to fight the office chill.

Nearly half (42%) of those surveyed revealed that their air con and/or heating units are operated by someone else, while 7% even admitted that they were unsure of what temperature control they have in their office.

It is therefore very difficult for individuals to control the temperature in offices themselves, leading employees to take matters into their own hands to help maintain their perfect temperature whilst at work.

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Plus, the system also includes automatic occupancy detection features, allowing the temperature to be reduced to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.

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