With daylight saving time coming to an end November 1, most of the country is taking steps to hunker down for the cold, dark nights of winter. During this time of the year, many business owners and employees will go to work before the sun comes up, and some won't clock out until after the sun has set-keeping them in the dark all day long. With up to 10 percent of the U.S. population impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), our workforce will likely see a decrease in productivity. But how can we combat this darkness? Several colleges and organizations have researched the relationship between modern lighting and its impact on health, satisfaction, and productivity in the workforce:
So what can you do to improve the mood in your office? One business studied how light accentuates a room and how certain bulbs can actually make a room look dull, dark, and even dirty. Check out their interactive charts to see which lighting option would set up your employees for success in the office.