General Chat Thread, Interesting heat statistic in General; Saw this little statistic on this BBC news article: BBC News - 10 ways the UK is ill-prepared for a ...
18th July 2013, 10:06 AM #1
Interesting heat statistic
Saw this little statistic on this BBC news article:BBC News - 10 ways the UK is ill-prepared for a heatwave
Now then, can anybody tell me how much your productivity as dropping by today? 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.
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18th July 2013, 10:21 AM #2
subtract 22 from the temperature at your location and multiply by 3.6
18th July 2013, 10:32 AM #3
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.
18th July 2013, 10:35 AM #4
Which is perfect because that's what it is most of the time
Originally Posted by SteveBentley
18th July 2013, 10:38 AM #5
Our office is currently at 19C, so that means our productivity has dropped by -10.8%
18th July 2013, 10:40 AM #6
"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"
18th July 2013, 10:44 AM #7
68.4% and since my productivity is already at 50% of normal that puts me into negative. Best just go home eh?
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
Yes really my office is above 40'c
18th July 2013, 11:34 AM #8
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.
18th July 2013, 11:35 AM #9
- Rep Power
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?
18th July 2013, 11:39 AM #10
29.5 here at VeryPC Towers and rising. Please please be a quiet day today..
18th July 2013, 11:40 AM #11
29.1c at the moment here, but that has gone down from 29.9c
18th July 2013, 11:42 AM #12
It's a balmy 20°C here in our office. We have to keep repelling interlopers who come seeking relief.
18th July 2013, 12:22 PM #13
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.
Thanks to SteveBentley from:
VeryPC_Colin_M (18th July 2013)
18th July 2013, 12:33 PM #14
I've got betty swallocks so it must be quite warm.
Thanks to mattx from:
VeryPC_Colin_M (18th July 2013)
18th July 2013, 12:49 PM #15
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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