It happens at every office: One person's shivering in an overcoat while a nearby coworker is totally comfortable.

But these office temperature wars aren't just an inconvenience -- almost a third of employees lose productivity because they aren't comfortable with the temperatures in their offices. The fact is, temperature affects people very differently thanks to a number of factors, including gender, clothing, and metabolic rate. And only 24% of survey-takers agreed that their office temperature was suitable for working through the entire year.

In the infographic below, the folks at heating and ventilation company Andrews Sykes visualize some of the data they uncovered in their survey on office temperature. Check it out.


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Originally published Jan 21, 2015 12:00:00 PM, updated June 10 2021


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