The cold weather is here and, unfortunately, too many work environments are feeling the chill. Typing with frozen fingers is never fun. Many people drink two cups of coffee in the morning – not out of exhaustion, but just to keep their digits warm. Whether you are spending your days freezing at your desk or working in a poorly-insulated warehouse cubicle, working in a cold office affects a company’s performance.
According to a recent Cornell study, cold employees can cost companies up to 10% more per hour in lost productivity. Raising the temperature to a more comfortable thermal zone saves employers roughly $ 2 an employee, per hour. However, for most people, working in a cold environment is a normal office experience.