What is the fairest way to manage disagreements about room temperature in the work place?
A few months ago, we moved into a space at work over which we have total control of the temperature. This has led to some tension, as one of the people who works here likes the temperature significantly cooler than everyone else.
This person has VERY STRONG OPINIONS and can be difficult to deal with, so for months everyone has been dressing in layers and doing the best they can with the temperature rather than trying to negotiate.
We don’t have particularly extreme winters here, but it has been pretty chilly the last few days, and I really would prefer not to be so cold all the time (I am already wearing a heavy sweater). This morning I finally turned the heat up about 2 degrees, and got a reprimand from the Strongly Opinioned Warm Person.
What is the fairest way to manage this conflict?