Cold office temperatures harm women's productivity, study finds

Cold office temperatures harm women's productivity, study finds

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Common Ground, Bat Longevity, Thermostats and Gender

Episode: Common Ground, Bat Longevity, Thermostats and Gender

  • Jun 24, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 17:42 mins

Guest: Tom Chang, Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business Summer is sweater-season for women who work in office buildings. I’ll sometimes get into my sweltering car after work and just revel in the heat for a moment after being in the chilly office all day. Most buildings are set to the ideal temperature for the metabolism of a typical male, which different from a typical female. But it’s not just a matter of comfort. Economist Tom Chang at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business found, in some recently-published work, that women perform better when they’re not shivering at their desks.