If there is any one thing that makes business owners and employers jump at trying to fix something it is when you mention employee productivity. Air quality isn’t something that employees think about on a daily basis, but it’s very important in a working environment. Since many people are working remotely in their homes due to the pandemic of 2020, indoor air quality plays a crucial role in health and work productivity.
Studies Show Indoor Air Quality is Crucial
A number of studies have revealed evidence around the effect of indoor air quality on employee productivity. And this wasn’t just air that smelled terrible, or you couldn’t breathe in, because those are cases extreme enough that they are handled. The issue is more subtle areas of air quality, such as how the air is when it is around a 20-year-old carpet on the floor that otherwise seems fine.
One of these studies revealed that the volatile organic compounds emitted by the carpet usually caused by most manufactured things actually slowed down the employees exposed to it, compared to the employees not exposed to it. It was only around a 5% decrease in typing speed and accuracy, but that can end up adding up, especially when you bring in multiple factors, such as one study did with both VOCs and ventilation. Well-ventilated areas with 20 cubic feet per minute per person being blown through the place also saw another 5% increase in typing speed and accuracy.
Working from Home
Working from home for many employees can be difficult. Sometimes it can be more distracting, but if you set up the proper environment for yourself, you can make sure your productivity is better. With the proper indoor air quality, you can make working from home the best experience with a career you’ve ever had.
As you can see from the percentages above, these can quickly add up when you start to take in multiple factors just around the air quality in your offices or where ever you are working. Something as simple as having better functioning air conditioning, or opening windows, or regularly replacing the carpet boosted the work quality of your employees. In almost all of these various studies done, the people involved in the tests didn’t even notice a problem with the air quality, because it is all something that is subtle and even something as subtle as air can make all the difference in the end.
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