Like millions of people across the country, our London web designers have been working in the latest heatwave. Thankfully, our relaxed dress-code and office air con has managed to pull us through it. However, coming into an office filled with 20+ Mac computers producing heat, on a day where the temperature is expected to hit 40 degree celsius isn’t the most comfortable thing to do.
So we’ve written this blog about how web designers can manage themselves to work and keep up production in the heatwave!
Working in Heatwave Conditions
The heatwave has taken its toll on the environment and it is affecting the productivity of people. Office heat can be unbearable at times, but there are ways to manage it.
1) Keep your office cool by using an air conditioner or fan.
2) Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep your body cool.
3) Schedule meetings outside of work hours during the day when it is cooler outside.
While there are many ways to beat the heat, sometimes it is just too hot for comfort. For employees who have to travel a considerable distance to get to the office, such as walking or a long train journey, it’s perhaps best to not travel during the heatwave and instead ask your manager if you can work from home.
If you are working from home, it’s important to understand when to keep your windows open. A lot of people may assume it’s best to constantly keep the windows open during hot weather, but that’s incorrect. Instead, follow this simple advice:
If the temperature outside is hotter than the temperature inside your home, keep the windows closed. This ensures no cool air escapes or gets replaced with warmer air.
If the temperature outside is cooler than the temperature inside your home, open your windows. This allows the warm air to escape and be replaced with the cooler air from outside.
Conclusion: How Staying Cool Helps You Work Faster and Stay Focused Longer
Working in hot weather conditions will always invite feelings of decreased energy, loss of concentration, feeling uncomfortable and in extreme cases even heatstroke. It’s important to take the right steps to feeling cool and comfortable at your workplace to ensure you can remain productive in your job.