Working in an office or any other enclosed space for eight hours or more is often suffocating. When the air conditioning system becomes less efficient, conditions for employees worsen. There are several issues that are caused by overheating, each of which can affect health and productivity.
You want your employees to perform to their maximum potential, but it is also important to create a comfortable working environment. Heat is generally considered uncomfortable for employees, unless they happen to be on vacation and relaxing on the beach.
A workspace that is too warm will lead to dehydration. As employees sweat in the heat, moisture loss occurs and promotes thirst. While your employees can drink plenty of water to combat dehydration, there is still an impact on productivity.
Each trip to get water will result in avoidable downtime. Additionally, the more water employees drink, the more frequently they will need the restroom. All those breaks combine to further reduce productivity that costs the business.
Headaches & Nausea
Sitting in a hot environment for prolonged periods of time can cause headaches. The business will begin to experience higher levels of employees taking sick leave or leaving work early. Headaches also make it difficult for employees to concentrate and performance will become sluggish.
Similar to headaches, nausea has a detrimental impact on an employee’s ability to perform work efficiently. Feeling sick because of the heat will dramatically reduce productivity, especially if several employees are suffering from the effects of the heat at the same time.
Spending time in the heat is tiring, regardless of the intensity of any activities. This is likely to affect the majority of your workforce, slowing productivity down to a crawl in some cases. In real money terms, that could mean losing thousands, depending on the nature of the business.
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