They say ''do what you like or like what you do''. For the majority of us, we are not doing what we like and liking what we do doesn't come with an easy practice. And when it comes to the boring jobs like the office work, it in facts gets even harder to like what one does (factually and generally speaking). With all that load of boring to do stuff, an aggressive and horrible boss and the workplace politics that is everywhere these days, who would like to have another factor of discomfort in the form of cooling deficiency? When it gets hot in summers, the fan, of course, doesn't suffice and you know even if it does, the additional heat of the politics and your boss's wrath makes the temperature worse. So probably, workplaces with proper Air Conditioning could be a real gem. You might see this workplace and air conditioning relationship ridiculous if you have never faced all these discomforts together; bad boss, jealous colleagues and summer heat. Well, on a serious note, there are convincing reasons why it is important for you to have a comfortable and cool environment at workplace especially when it’s the summer sun in full anger outside. Let's find out the reasons;
Comfort is important
Imagine scratching your back, sweating and smelling or even fainting just because of your ceiling fan unable to cool you, it’s super hot and you have loads of work left to do. What kind of mood would this kind of circumstances cause? A bad in fact a really bad and irritating mood. Comfort comes first and everything else later. It is for this reason that all good businesses try their best to create a comfortable environment for their employees especially in terms of temperature. And if you run a business or have your own individual workplace, it is important that you consider installing a suitable cooling system if you don't want yours or your employee's performance to get affected.
Organised desk things
So with a ceiling fan, you have to make sure all your documents are organised and under a weight so as not to fly like butterflies in the entire office. But somehow, you'll have to make extra effort to keep your document ''in control' with a fan on and windows open. Imagine an important document falling down from the window. O, God! Your boss will suck your blood. Air conditioning helps keep things organised and you relaxed.
So as we just mentioned the scenarios of how the absence of air conditioning can affect your mood and also keep you distracted, the presence of air conditioning can actually help keep the workplace comfortable making its workers more focused and motivated. It's probably equally boring to do a boring stuff with or without air conditioning but it's undoubtedly easier to do it in a comfortable environment than in a constant discomfort.
Reversed action (Heating)
And here goes another benefit of the central air conditioning at the workplace. If a heat pump system is incorporated, the same unit which is used for cooling can be used to warm the workplace in winters and the benefits are the same. Focused employees, organised stuff, comfort and yes, a successful business. If you are working at a workplace that lacks air conditioning, you should consider talking to your employer on the need and benefits of the air conditioning. And hey! If you are yourself an employer, it's your turn to ensure that your employees are comfortable with the place they work at. If not, give them this summer, a perfect workplace air conditioning and see how the performance changes. It's for your benefit after all!