Did you know that warmer temperatures are more optimal for productivity? As kids head back to school, it might be a good idea to send them with a light sweater or jacket, even if it’s still toasty outside. A study by Cornell University found that the temperature at which we were most productive was 77 degrees. Now, this may seem shockingly high for some. It should also be noted, that this is not an optimal temperature for your thermostat during the fall and winter months.
However, knowing that a warmer environment can lead to a more productive day is helpful. Consider sending kids with a sweater or jacket, to stay warm in cool classrooms. Bring your own sweater or jacket to the office and even consider a small space heater for your workspace to keep you at your productive best.
While it’s unlikely you’ll be able to set any thermostat this high, taking a few other steps to keep warm could make you more productive than you already are. And maybe that jacket or sweater will help your student get their best grades this year!