Office temperature does make a difference

Bookmarked Battle for the thermostat: Gender and the effect of temperature on cognitive performance (

At higher temperatures, women perform better on a math and verbal task while the reverse effect is observed for men. The increase in female performance in response to higher temperature is significantly larger and more precisely estimated than the corresponding decrease in male performance.

Our findings suggest that gender mixed workplaces may be able to increase productivity by setting the thermostat higher than current standards.

😂 It makes me happy someone has legit looked into this.

Another option: for jobs it’s possible, let people keep working from home where we aren’t in physical discomfort for eight hours a day 😉

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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