But don't try to heat the folks in that building by installing the radiant system in the ceiling. The further away from the radiant source we are, the less we benefit. That's why it gets cold in the winter. We're sort of leaning away from the sun during those months, like you'd lean away from a hot fire. Keep those radiant ceilings close if you want to be cozy.
In Ms. Meyers-Levy's test, she gave the students anagrams to solve. An anagram is one of those puzzles where you have to unscramble letters to form a word. Some of the anagrams were synonyms for words that conceptualized freedom – words such as "liberation," for example. Others were synonyms for "confinement." Still others were irrelevant – words like "cheese."
The students in the rooms with the high ceilings were faster as solving the freedom-related anagrams than were the students in the rooms with the lower ceiling. There was no difference in either room for the "cheesy" words.
Her conclusion was that folks who design office buildings should think long and hard about what work gets done in which room. She suggests we put the bookkeepers and accountants in rooms with low ceilings. You might even want to put those folks in a crawl space. They'll focus better there.
And the people who plan long-term strategy for your company – those big-idea people – they need big spaces in which to think.
So what are you doing? And how high is your ceiling?
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