See your office in a new light: How light affects productivity and mood

You can’t do your work at the office without light—right? But the wrong kind of light can be a miserable work-day experience.

Most offices across the country offer too much of the wrong type of light. That’s leading to employees who suffer after-effects that are small and big. Productivity can be adversely affected, as can physical well-being—headaches and eye strain to name just two symptoms.

The light might be wrong in a number of ways—source, color, and intensity, for example. It might be creating glare, which makes it more difficult to work on a computer. It also might be affecting how alert employees are. But light, like many other things, can be fixed—oftentimes with simpler-than-you-think solutions. This graphic offers ways to get started.