Look, work from home eliminates this. So it’s clearly a diversity “plus” to let people work at a temperature they control and are most comfortable with, right?
“Temperature discomfort is one of the most common sources of complaint within office environments. In particular, research suggests that excessively cold office temperatures are a frequent issue. Notably, studies also suggest that women bear the brunt of the discomfort, being disproportionately affected by cold offices.”
There’s no reason for this in so many offices. We can, possibly, eliminate the climate impacts of overcooling office space, and the impact on the productivity of people who are impacted by this by not having one.
Seriously, though, this is absolutely one of the benefits of remote work. Getting to design the workplace that is the most comfortable for you, rather than trying to find some “setting” that everyone can live with. It’s yet another area where employees can experience flexibility instead of fitting into some generic situation that isn’t really good for anyone.
But, for those folks who are working in an office, why are they so cold?