I’m not talking about Feng Shui (although I’m an avid believer) I’m talking about science based facts that prove the layout of your workspace can either boost or hinder your productivity.
Colour dictates our mood in powerful ways. All colours influence different emotions – some colours boost productivity more then others depending on your line of work. A recent University of Texas study found that
A recent study found the ideal working temperature to be 25 degrees Celsius. Why is this important? Studies have found that too-cold workers made far more errors and came across as anti-social in social situations. One study in particular estimated that errors, due to cold offices, get as high as 44%!
There is no replacement for true natural light. So unless you’re lucky enough to work from a hammock in Thailand, its likely your suffering from over-exposure to harsh artificial light. Artificial light and the “blue” light of our devices messes up your natural rhythm and leaves you drowsy and lethargic all day.
Its advisable to work in the light from the window and then just rely on an LED task lamp for reading or your desk area. If light from the window is not possible – then an LED lamp switched on in the morning and turned off in the afternoon can mimic natural light patterns.
According to a recent study workers showed signs of increased happiness and efficiency whilst listening to music. The best music for maximum productivity is
Leila is PCA’s Head Editor and Researcher. She holds a 1st class Law with Business degree and became a published author at 25. Former crime investigator turned business journalist. On a mission to show businesses that presenteeism is a thing of the past. Everything seems impossible until it’s done. Typically found working from a white beach in South-East Asia embracing rapidly changing technology.