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Lab Comfort Improves Productivity (Part 2 of 4)

Source: Labconco Corporation

By Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate, Product Manager

Results of a LinkedIn study suggested that improving the comfort levels of laboratory professionals leads to greater safety in the lab, in Part I of this series of articles. The conversation included anecdotal evidence in further support of this concept. However, there was some interesting commentary spinning off into comfort’s effect on productivity.

As laboratory managers and business owners try to squeeze every last bit of ROI out of each project, productivity is gaining high levels of visibility. There are many factors that play into efficiency; is employee comfort being given its due? Victor V. (Milwaukee, WI) was succinct in his commentary; “Being as comfortable as possible within safe limits leads to improved performance. Discomfort may lead to distraction…”