Businesses want to ensure that staff productivity is at its peak, no matter the size. The quality of the air in your workplace is heavily influenced by ventilation. As a result, improved ventilation can improve staff productivity.
Employees can become lethargic, disgruntled, and demotivated as a result of an unpleasant workplace temperature, and can even become ill. High CO2 levels in the workplace can diminish cognitive function, and high humidity can make it difficult to focus.
Poor workplace ventilation is a major issue, especially with the recent COVID-19 outbreak creating further concern. Sealed structures trap virus particles, and one of the COVID-19 workplace safety recommendations is to increase ventilation to minimise this.
Insufficient ventilation in the workplace may significantly affect employee productivity and motivation even without the present pandemic. When employees are uncomfortable at work, they are less likely to perform to their usual level and thus work productivity decreases.
The benefits of proper ventilation
According to a new study, there is a clear correlation between proper ventilation and better cognitive performance – boosting productivity by at least 25%. It also demonstrates that optimal airflow facilitates decision-making, planning, and motivation. Better air equals better results. Furthermore, employees feel more at ease and comfortable in a well-ventilated environment, and are therefore happier and more focused as a result.
It doesn’t have to cost the earth to improve your office’s ventilation. While upgrading and installing fixtures might be costly, taking steps to improve your office’s air quality can be done for a reasonable amount. It will be a long-term investment that will result in happier and healthier staff. Viruses and bacteria are minimised, while employee productivity will improve.
Each building will have its own unique needs, and a range of factors will influence how best to maximise ventilation. You can devise the most effective strategy for ensuring that your workplace is adequately ventilated and productive. An expert in air conditioning will be able to help you with this. To discuss your workplace ventilation, contact an air conditioning provider like NDS Mechanical Services on 01375 893892 for more information on our air conditioning services.