Looking to improve the overall typing accuracy at your office? While providing classes or hiring people with high WPM rates can help, sometimes the easiest solution is the one that not many think about. For example, did you know a warm, welcoming, and cozy office setting is linked to less typos and more accuracy? Yes, it’s true! Find out more below from this new study on office ergonomics.
Cozy Offices Mean Better Keyboarding
According to a study by Cornell University that researched ergonomics and how it can help with office productivity, a warmer office means better accuracy from workers. Transcriptionists and people who are typing all day need to have an optimum environment that can allow for them to make the least amount of typos and get their work done on time. The “test office” in the research study steadily rose the temperature from 68 to 77 degrees and noticed that typos fell by 44 percent.
Think this might sound like an expensive monthly heating and air bill? Think again. The study also discovered that actually raising the temperature at the office can save two dollars per worker because of the better productivity. At 77 degrees, the test workers saw only a 10 percent error rate while keyboarding 100 percent of the time. Compare that to their error rate at 68 degrees, which was 25 percent and the workers were only keyboarding 54 percent of that time.
Seeing Better Productivity in Your Office
When you’re looking to boost up the productivity of your workers and their typing skills, maybe it’s time to consider the temperature and atmosphere of the office currently. What temperature do you keep your office at? While offices don’t certainly have to use exact numbers like the ones used in the Cornell University study, making your office cozier might just be the solution to higher productivity and happier staff. That means more work being done with less margin of error.
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