5 reasons why working in an office is evil. And it's not about boredom and routine at allPictolic
You probably noticed that by the middle of the working day in the office you feel tired, unwillingness to do anything, apathy and laziness. And the reason for this is not even a busy schedule, a "goat boss" or annoying colleagues. It turns out that the reason for poor health lies in the environment.
Journalists from Huffpost have collected some scientific evidence that offices are evil, and we want to share them with you.
Not every office can boast of natural light. In most of them, blinds are tightly closed on all windows, and employees have to work at best under the light of fluorescent lamps, at worst using simple incandescent lamps.
The Future Workplace company conducted a survey and found out that the majority of employees consider the presence of natural lighting to be one of the main advantages of offices. If it is not present, during the day, employees experience pain in their eyes and severe fatigue. This was confirmed by scientific research.
In addition, according to experts, in those offices where there is good natural lighting and panoramic views, the productivity of employees is 2% higher.
The US Environmental Protection Agency conducted a survey among Americans and found that about 90% of their time they spend indoors. Due to lack of oxygen, there is a temporary decrease in cognitive abilities, memory deterioration and loss of concentration, deterioration of health in general.
Studies have shown that employees of offices equipped with a better ventilation system are 26% better than others at coping with cognitive tests. And this is even taking into account the amendments to the level of education and the working category. The influence of fresh air on human productivity is undeniable.
In order for a person to feel comfortable and demonstrate high results at work, he needs a comfortable temperature. The brain will not be able to generate brilliant ideas when its only thought is "Oh my God, how hot it is!". But even in the bitter cold it is unlikely that you will be able to concentrate… So what is the optimal temperature?
According to scientists from the University of Helsinki, the best performance indicators are observed at a temperature of 22 degrees. Similar employee studies Cornell University indicates a temperature of 25 degrees. It was in such an environment that the participants of the experiment coped with the tasks most quickly and made a minimum of mistakes.
But in the struggle for the remote control from the air conditioner and the long-awaited coolness, do not forget that this "miracle machine" can be dangerous. What can you get sick from the air conditioner and how to avoid it, read in our other article.
Previously, it was believed that cacti have a unique ability, namely, they can absorb "harmful radiation" from the monitor. And although this turned out to be a myth, scientists claim that cacti, like other houseplants, can really help in the work.
The greenery in the person's field of vision helps him to concentrate better and "reset" his attention. When there are no plants in the room, the employee, on the contrary, is distracted a lot and generally demonstrates a decrease in productivity. This was confirmed by several studies of scientists from different countries.
In 2016, experts from the Harvard Business School studied the behavior of two thousand employees of an American company and found out that a bad mood can be transmitted from one person to another literally through the air. If an angry, upset and gloomy colleague was sitting next to a person, after a while he himself began to feel these "symptoms".
But there is also good news. Positive emotions can also be contagious. The study showed that employees who were sitting near people with high productivity, and themselves began to work better. Surrounded by pleasant colleagues, their labor indicators became better by about 15%.