Distracted by an office that is always too hot or always too cold? You aren’t alone. The majority of workers feel that office temperature can affect their ability to work effectively.
Many of us are no stranger to workplace conflict. From miscommunication to clashing management styles to whether to order Panera Bread or Au Bon Pain for today’s lunch meeting, conflict can come from almost anywhere. Even, it seems, from the office thermostat.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the office temperature is the source of some (ahem) heated debate among workers across the country. One in 5 workers (20 percent) have argued with a co-worker about the office temperature being either too hot or too cold, and 18 percent have secretly changed the temperature during the winter (sneaky!).