Air Conditioning - Can it improve productivity?

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One of the biggest challenges faced by employers is ensuring that they keep their workers productive. Fortunately, help is at hand in an unlikely form! Surprisingly an air conditioning system can greatly enhance worker productivity. But how exactly?

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  • C A N I T I M P R O V E P R O D U C T I V I T Y ?

    AIRCONDIT IONING

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  • I N T R O D U C T I O N

    How does air conditioning enhance workplace

    productivity?

    One of the biggest challenges faced by employers is ensuring

    that they keep their workers productive. Fortunately, help is at

    hand in an unlikely form! Surprisingly an air conditioning

    system can greatly enhance worker productivity. But how

    exactly?

    Well, there are three main ways:

    Physical

    Morale

    Appreciation

    Let's take a look at them...

  • P H Y S I C A L

    The first consideration is perhaps the most obvious: the extent to which

    a hot office impacts your employees ability to work. A hot, sticky office

    takes its toll on the human body; both heat and humidity can have a

    significant impact on concentration levels.

    The same is true of environments which are excessively cold. If your

    staff spend all of their time shivering and rubbing their hands together,

    they are unlikely to be able to focus on their respective tasks. This has

    since been backed up with hard science. A study at Cornell University

    concluded that lowering office temperatures by just five degrees from

    room temperature (25 degrees Celsius) increases an employees

    propensity to make mistakes by as much as 44%.

    Air conditioning prevents both of these occurrences. By keeping your

    work environment at a stable temperature, you can thereby ensure that

    your staff can concentrate consistently and be more productive as a

    result.

  • M O R A L E

    The second consideration is more subtle than the first. It centres on the

    effect a properly air-conditioned workplace can have on the morale of

    those who work in it.

    One of the best ways to ensure a productive workplace is to ensure that

    all of its staff are kept happy. Happiness (or a lack of it) is highly

    contagious weve all at some point been trapped in a room with a

    desperately glum person and found ourselves feeling down, as if the

    mood is contagious. Similarly, most of us have at one point or other felt a

    little despondent and then encountered a relentlessly upbeat person who

    lifts our sprits a little.

    Studies have demonstrated repeatedly that happier, more enthusiastic

    workers are more productive ones. By providing your staff with a

    comfortable, air-conditioned working environment, you give them one

    more reason to be cheerful and so go one step further to creating the

    high-morale atmosphere which is so key to productivity.

  • A P P R E C I A T I O N

    Finally, its worth considering the fact that investing in an air-conditioning

    system sends a message of goodwill to your employees. It demonstrates

    that you care about their wellbeing and that you value their continued

    good health. Employees who feel that their employer is invested in their

    welfare are more likely to reciprocate by working harder. If you value your

    workforce and are grateful for their contributions to your business, then

    there are few better ways of saying this than by investing in an air-

    conditioning system.

  • CONTAC T U S

    ADDRESSAll Seasons Climate Control Ltd

    Unit 5 Prospect Business Park

    LoughtonEssex

    IG10 3TR

    CONTACTinfo@allseasonscc.co.uk

    Telephone: 020 8502 4540