Four in five office workers complain about the temperature, survey reveals

People in offices up and down the country have their personal pet hates, whether it’s listening to their co-walkers talk excessively, noisy eaters or any other everyday workplace frustration.

But a recently commissioned study has uncovered an extremely prevalent gripe among those working in an office environment – the temperature.

It has also been established that these so-called distractions cost companies an average of 22 minutes per day for every member of staff, proving that external factors can harm productivity.

Of the 1,000 people asked, an overwhelming majority of 82% admitted that becoming too hot or cold at work was a constant grievance.


Sir Cary Cooper, who specialises in workplace issues, concluded: “This is a big issue for the UK as it currently sits 7th in the G7 and 17th in the G20 on productivity per person, showing that these distractions could be causing a big impact.”

With summer now imminent, the stats suggest there is a good chance that your employees might be slowed down further by seasonal heat – although this is very avoidable!

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