Ceiling Height Can Affect Productivity

We’re more creative in spaces with higher ceilings.  All else being equal, people are more innovative in places with 10 foot ceilings than they are when the ceiling hovers 8 feet above the floor.

When the ceiling in a room we’re in is lower than about 9 feet, we start to feel crowded and want other people (except those we’re on really good terms with) to stay farther away from us.  If we feel crowded or cramped we get stressed and distracted from whatever we’re trying to accomplish.

Really high ceilings produce negative effects, as well.  The great rooms in McMansions never feel cozy because their ceilings are so high that they distort the socializing happening under them. 

Thought this was interesting enough to share. I’d have to say I agree — something very feng shui about getting work done better in your optimal space. Click the link to read more.

We’re more creative in spaces with higher ceilings. All else being equal, people are more innovative in places with 10 foot ceilings than they are when the ceiling hovers 8 feet above the floor. When the ceiling in a room we’re in is lower than about 9 feet, we start to feel crowded and want other …

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Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (www.learningleader.org,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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