The freezing office is a phenomenon much bemoaned by workers. It ranks as the No. 1 employee complaint on various workplace polls. The theory is that it’s often brought about by the disparity between men and women’s body temperatures. While indoor temperature standards have been based since the 1960s on the preferences of the typical man, women tend to produce less body heat and therefore run cooler than their male colleagues – and so the suffering begins. When Business Insider decided to test this theory out amongst our coworkers two summers ago, we indeed found that more women than men reported that the office was too cold (58 women versus 27 men). But arctic conditions have grown more dire since then, and now a great majority of the people in the New York office are afflicted. Since any attempted fixes from the building have been short-term at best – “I suffer in pain at the cruel hands of the land owners!” one staffer laments – my coworkers have become the ultimate resource for thawing remedies. If you also suffer from one of the most pervasive and destructive complaints among office-dwellers, then perhaps these tips could work for you, too: Cashmere… Read full this story
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