The psychology behind cleanliness is proven to be one of the most vital factors in office productivity. In addition to boosting productivity, and avoiding extra costs, a clean workplace makes employees happier and more motivated to provide as much value as they can to the company.
Did you know, the average computer keyboard has over 400 times more bacteria on it than the shared office toilet….. yuck!
As restrictions are continuing to ease across the UK it’s important that we not only continue to practice social distancing and regular hand sanitising, but also maintain that high standard of cleanliness at our own workstations.
But what are the three main benefits to cleaning your work space?
It clears the physical space, so we can partake in the activity. There’s nothing worse than trying to start a new task with yesterday’s notes still scattered across the desk!
It provides us with a sense of accomplishment which translates into motivation. Are you a strike through or ✔️ kind of person? We all know that feeling – that’s what having a sparkling workspace to brainstorm that next big idea feels like!
Most importantly – it gives us time to think about or organise the activity in which we are about to engage in.
Not only are workers less inclined to waste time in a dirty, cluttered office, they are also significantly less stressed in a clean, uncluttered environment, and mess can result in trying to focus on too many things at once, leading to heightened stress levels.
A clean workplace is one of the most important factors in office productivity. Not only does it affect the productivity of employees, but it affects the overall mentality of employees. The dangers presented in a typical office can have a real effect on your physical well-being and mental health.