Here's the Best Temperature for Productivity

© lucadp - Fotolia.com Your work environment has a lot to do with your productivity. Everything from your furniture to your access to windows has an affect on your focus. Even the temperature in the room can hinder your productivity. So, what is the optimal temperature for your office?

According to fitness expert Erin Beresini, the most optimal temperature for productivity is  between 70 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. One study in particular from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that performance is maximized at 71 degrees.

"In other words, performance will continue to improve as the temperature rises until it hits 71 degrees. After that, they found productivity declines again, dropping off fairly rapidly as the temperature increases above 75 degrees," Beresini wrote.

If you work in a creative job, the best temperature for you might be a bit different. One study from 2010 found that cooler temperatures can improve the mental performance for "less demanding" jobs (although, I wouldn't call creative 'less demanding').

Some offices, however, will try to cut costs by keeping the thermostat at a lower temperature during the winter. If this is the case, layer up and keep a sweater at work -- you're productivity will suffer if you aren't warm.