Open Windows Improve Health and Productivity

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The leaves are changing, meaning the weather is finally cooling off from the swampy DC summer. Unfortunately, most people are spending the majority of their time indoors, trapped in offices and unable to enjoy the crisp breezes of fall. You don’t have to miss out on the beautiful weather if you can open windows in your office!

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Opening your office window allows you to improve the air flow and quality of your space. Oval Offices DC is providing large windows in many of our offices that open to fresh air! While this may seem like a small amenity, it makes all the difference on a beautiful DC day!

Not only is it a preference, but studies say having open windows improves your overall health and productivity. A Harvard study claimed that professionals who worked in offices with proper outside air ventilation improved their cognitive function by 60%. Professionals who receive even more airflow improved by 101%, as compared to those in a conventional office. Productivity is directly linked to profitability! Therefore, indirectly, improving ventilation through opening windows, you are improving the profits for your company simply by opening a window!

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In addition to improving productivity, increased ventilation can also improve the safety of your employees during the current global pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization, opening the windows to your office can be another way to slow the spread of Covid-19, especially for professionals sharing a room or having a meeting. They claim that by allowing air to flow freely, the spread of the virus is diminished. Other precautionary measures such as social distancing and wearing a mask are still the main ways to prevent the spread. However, improving ventilation is another small way to keep yourself and your employees safe. 

To improve the health and productivity of professionals, the ability to open windows is also essential. Here at Oval Offices DC, offices with fresh air – windows that open – are available in most of our private offices and meeting rooms. In addition, this also improves their health and productivity, while meeting with employees or clients. Why be stuck in a stuffy office when you have the option to feel that crisp, fall breeze that improves your efficiency? 

-Brooke Alred