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