If your premises aren’t kept clean and tidy, then not only does this have the potential to reflect on who you are as a business; it also may be affecting yours and your peers’ productivity at work. It is important to understand the repercussions of mess within the workplace, and to understand just how cleanliness may be affecting your productivity at work.
As well as the productivity effects, there are also countless other reasons why an unclean office may send your business into troubled waters. Let’s name a few:
So there are already some obvious hindrances through lacking cleanliness within the office, but how about how the mess can impact one of the most important features of a high-performing business: productivity?
Letting rubbish build up means that eventually, the mess will have to be tackled. If cleaning is not kept-up, then this means that whoever draws the short straw will have a job and a half at hand indeed. Having to conduct a big office clean up can be very time consuming and could have been easily avoided if staff were encouraged to clean up after themselves instead.
If you’re a culprit of your desk being home to countless paper stacks and more documents than you could count, then you’ll undoubtedly be met with the ‘where did I put it?’ conundrum every now and again. Losing an important document amidst mountains of papers can mean one of two things:
Studies have found and proven that similarly to students, adults can feel discouraged and thus less motivated to work in an unclean environment. This lack of motivation can eventually lead to a higher staff turnover and reduced productivity which of course, is damaging to the organisation. It has been said that an office which is ‘clean and bright’ will drive employees to work harder as ultimately, they’ll feel much happier and more comfortable in their environment.
Cleaning the office need not be a grueling task. Here’s a few of our tips on how to tackle an unclean office:
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