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Meetings affect staff comfort and concentration, algorithms show

  

Researchers find that office temperature and frequency of meetings have big impact on productivity

Melbourne computer scientists have found that a high number and frequency of workplace meetings has a large and negative impact on the ability of staff to concentrate and work productively.

Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University worked with local staff from global engineering company Arup to collect data. They used surveys and sensors to monitor behavioural responses to workplace conditions. These included indoor temperature, noise levels, air quality and thermal comfort.

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