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    Interesting heat statistic

    Saw this little statistic on this BBC news article:BBC News - 10 ways the UK is ill-prepared for a heatwave

    Air con is more common in the workplace in the UK, which might avoid some problems. A Nasa study, cited by Mintel, suggested that productivity falls by 3.6% for every degree over 22C.
    Now then, can anybody tell me how much your productivity as dropping by today?

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    subtract 22 from the temperature at your location and multiply by 3.6


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    A friend and I were talking about how the UK copes with the weather last night, how we're not prepared for it being too hot (not enough places have air con), not prepared for it being too cold (an inch of snow and the place grinds to a halt).

    Our conclusion was that overcast and peeing it down is the only weather that the UK is really equipped for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Our conclusion was that overcast and peeing it down is the only weather that the UK is really equipped for.
    Which is perfect because that's what it is most of the time

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    Our office is currently at 19C, so that means our productivity has dropped by -10.8%

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    "Did you know, Putnam, more people are murdered at ninety-two degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once - lower temperatures, people are easy-going. Over ninety two, it's too hot to move. But just ninety-two, people get irritable." from "It Came From Outer Space"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Now then, can anybody tell me how much your productivity as dropping by today?
    68.4% and since my productivity is already at 50% of normal that puts me into negative. Best just go home eh?

    Yes really my office is above 40'c

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    15.84% in our office.

    That's inside - the thermometer outside is saying 29 degrees
    Last edited by glennda; 18th July 2013 at 11:50 AM.

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    Seriously unhealthy working conditions!

    What is the maximum/minimum temperature in the workplace?

    Make sure you take lots of regular breaks.. do you have a very local pub?

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    29.5 here at VeryPC Towers and rising. Please please be a quiet day today..

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    29.1c at the moment here, but that has gone down from 29.9c

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    It's a balmy 20°C here in our office. We have to keep repelling interlopers who come seeking relief.

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    I keep suggesting that we should go test the viability of a disaster recovery procedure that involves laptops, ipads and pub wifi in beer gardens.

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    I've got betty swallocks so it must be quite warm.

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    Corporate Safety advice:

    2. Everyone should drink more than they would normally. Ensure plenty of cold water is available for staff and pupils alike. Ensure staff are able to take more breaks than usual and carry drinks with them.

    Sounds like a pub to me.



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