After surviving the loss of power to my house and office earlier this week, I have no doubt that weather affects productivity. I wasn’t able to access my computer files, so I did the little bit I could do, using email and paper files. The realization that I was lost without access to my database and documents made me commit to “cloud” storage, which will allow me to get to my files remotely.
Aside from my recent distress caused by not being able to work, I find that I am generally disagreeable when it’s hot and humid, even when I’m inside. This, of course, affects my productivity, as well.
Now I see that I’m not the only one who fades in the summer. According to a study cited by the New York Times, workplace productivity declines an average of 20% during the summer.
Do you find yourself less motivated to work during the summer? What do you do to keep yourself going when the temperature is in the 90’s? Let us know by leaving a comment, below.