The productivity of your office is directly tied to your bottom line. Productivity is a popular topic – and rightfully so. But many workplaces tend to overlook and perhaps even entirely miss a very important factor altogether: air quality. Indeed, even office workers are not immune to air pollution.
Indoor air quality is a common problem in many office buildings due to a number of different factors, from contaminated indoor and outdoor air to poor ventilation due to a lack of maintenance and a number of other different factors. Studies continue to show the negative impact of poor air quality on productivity.
How Air Quality Improves Office Productivity
Air Quality Improves Cognitive Abilities & Performance
A recent study found that when the air quality improved, employees performed 61% better on cognitive tasks. As well, cognitive performance increased more than 100%.
Reduction in Sick Time
Poor air quality can seriously affect the health of your employees, especially those with pre-existing conditions, including allergies, mold sensitivity and asthma, as well as those who have acquired conditions such as a suppressed immune system. When air quality is poor, these individuals are going to be less productive on a day-to-day basis.
However, even employees without such pre-existing conditions can be be physically affected by poor air quality. It can cause headaches, skin and eye irritation, fatigue and a variety of other symptoms. However, when offices prioritize air quality, employees work better and take less time off due to improved health.
How to Improve Office Air Quality
There are many things offices can do to improve air quality, but one of the best methods is to invest in an air filtration system. An air filtration system removes contaminants from the air more efficiently than plants. It is also more economical and less maintenance than other systems. This technology can also improve air quality quickly, which is vital when productivity is on the line.
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