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Hot under the collar

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OPINION: When it comes to office politics, temperature can create a real divide with the battle lines often draw on the basis of gender.

Recent research suggests that the reason female coworkers may be complaining about the cold, while their male colleagues are perfectly comfortable, is biological.

Further, research has shown that office temperatures can have a significant impact on the productivity of workers, depending on their sex.

To add insult to injury for women, most office thermostats have been created to suit males. A study by the Nature Climate Change journal found that most office buildings set their temperature based on a formula that is decades old.

* Women work better in warmer offices, men work best when it’s cold - study
* Women perform better in warm offices, but men's colder preference rules
* There is a case to extend teachers' strike notice period to two weeks
* Workers who take employers to court fear hurting future job prospects
* Leave issues are enough to make you sick

This formula........

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