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New to the INNOVATION ZONE: Some like it hot: why science is warming to workplace temperature

Are activity-based work (ABW) environments really a remedy for the problems of open plan? New academic studies present an increasingly positive picture – provided the implementation is right

After our hot summer weather, temperature is a ‘hot’ topic – but even without an unusually warm period, temperatures in the workplace are a frequent topic of discussion among colleagues.

The influence of air temperature on how humans think and behave has been thoroughly investigated by cognitive scientists and their findings indicate that both absolute temperatures and perceptions/contexts influence the implications of ambient conditions.  Design can make particular thermal conditions more or less likely.

To find out the scientific evidence, click here.