Most business women, and some men, have been there. Dressing for normal mid-80 degree summer weather only to find yourself sitting in an environment that feels like a cold winter morning. In an article for The Washington Post Petula Dvorak discussed the affect that office temperatures had on it’s employees. When men and women were both asked about their opinion on the office conditions almost every man replied with positive feedback, while women quickly complained about it being too cold. Common remedies that women use for this arctic office effect is keeping a number of articles of clothing at your desk. Hoodies, sweaters, even beanies will be stored in offices in preparation of the dreaded air conditioner on full blast.
Custom swag could be a your company’s way of keeping the peace between the men and women in your office! Designing your own apparel and distributing it to your employees can be a corporate gift and a way of supplying the necessary components to keeping everyone warm and cozy to reach their optimum performance. “Frozen workers make more errors and are less productive, according to Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell’s Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory, who studied office temperatures about a decade ago,” says Dvorak. Don’t let your company’s work quality suffer and contact us about custom apparel!