It has been shown that keeping an office environment clean and tidy can boost productivity. It has also be shown that a clean work space increases moral among employees. Productivity and happy workers are both key to a successful business.
Of similar value is the concept that a clean office environment can give your company a god image. Visitors that see a clean simple environment are far more likely to have a pleasant experience and want to return, than visitors who are greeted by a grubby hand rail and feel dirty through out their visit.
Given the value of a clean work space it’s important that you take measures to clean and maintain your area. Bellow are some tips that might help you.
TIP #1 – CREATE AN OFFICE DINING AREA
Eating at the computer has almost become the norm, but it is neither hygienic, nor good for you. Crumbs and pieces of food can so easily make their way into the crevices of your keyboards and many other places too. So, take a break from the screen. A designated lunch area will contain any food mess rather than allowing it to be distributed through out the office.
TIP #2 – ORGANISE AND END OF THE DAY TIDY UP
Mess and general clutter is bound to accumulate in an office environment. However setting aside 10 minutes at the end of every work day for employees to tidy up, put things away and wipe down their area could make the world of difference. Keeping their work space clean and tidy will also be great for their productivity!
TIP#3 – EVERY DESK SHOULD HAVE IT’S OWN TRASH CAN
Tidying as you go along and putting things straight in the bin when they are finished with is another brilliant way to keep your office environment clean. However, employees will be more inclined to do so if they have their own individual trash can by their desk, as opposed to having to traipse over to the other side of the office to throw away their trash.
TIP#4 – MAKE CLEANING UP EASIER FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES
Keep some cleaning essentials such as paper towels, disinfectant spray, polish, cloths and screen wipes in a cupboard or drawer in your office. Let the staff know they are there so they can clean up after themselves.
These are just some general tips to maintain office cleanliness. You might be thinking ‘but I don’t have time to do this’ , ‘this is not practical for my work space/pace of work’ or ‘I’d really love a deep clean of the office environment as well’. In any of these cases, looking into a contract cleaning company such as http://clean4less.co.uk might be a great option for you….. and for your work space!