Women are more productive when they're warm, a study concludes, confirming the complaints of chilly female employees everywhere.
While women's gripes about frigid workspaces have long been dismissed as a sign of oversensitivity, a study published in PLOS ONE argues differently. The University of Southern California and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center had 543 students in Berlin perform tasks and steadily raised the temperature of the environment. Temperatures in each session varied in increments from 61 degrees Fahrenheit to 91 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the temperature increased, women's performance did as well. Although men performed better at lower temperatures and worse at higher temperatures, the disparity was less pronounced than women's performance across temperatures. Read more...More about Cold, Office, Culture, and Web Culture