Pick your poison
As employer decisions go, where does restricting thermostat access rank? Is it better to restrict access to management or leave it open to the whim of anyone who passes it in the hallway? Is it better to have a few people grumble about the temperature; or, open the office to an all out, passive-aggressive civil war?
I’ve experienced both… and either way it’s messy. I’d wager the Southern U.S. is collectively the **A/C capital of the world. We take it VERY seriously.
Maybe there’s a middle ground. We could appoint an independent panel of experts. Armed with surveys on personal comfort and studies on building airflow, I’ll bet we could nip this problem in the bud.
**Based on units installed per capita.