Psychologists Share Secrets for More Office Productivity



If you work in an office, corporate psychologists say there are several strategies you can use for more productivity.

From an infographic entitled, “What You Need to Know to Be Productive at Work,” some of their recommendations are so informative, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

The firm, Davitt Corporate Psychology (www.davittcorporatepartners.com), is based in Dublin, Ireland.

In quoting several studies, the psychologists’ suggested tactics range from noise levels and music – to color therapy and lighting – to exercises while sitting at your desk.

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There’s even a suggestion on office temperature. As an Irish firm, they use the metric system and recommend a temperature between 17 and 22 degrees Celsius.

So if you’re an American, you’ll have to convert the numbers. For example, 21 degrees Celsius is 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here is the firm’s infographic:

From the Coach’s Corner, here’s how to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit: Take the number in Celsius, multiply it by nine, divide the total by five, and add 32.

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The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.”

-Peter Drucker


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