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Weather may influence productivity in the workplace

While inclement winter weather may lie ahead for many, research shows that lousy weather is actually good for business; a decrease in sunny skies directly correlates to workforce productivity.

The reason? Rainy days do not distract employees the way sunny days do.

Employees are tempted by the possibilities of sunshine-a bike ride, a day at the beach-compared to downpour days when they may as well be inside working. In fact, employees work more efficiently with inclement weather.

What’s a manager to do? While we cannot predict the weather, consider clerical work under gray skies and more flexibility under blue skies.

Bestie Gambel, Gambel Communications, The New Orleans 100

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