Whether it's an entire floor in a commercial building, or a tiny, cramped home office, keeping your office clean is essential to motivate both yourself and your employees. We've compiled a list of 3 of the most important reasons you need to keep your office tidy...
Imagine turning up to an office, ready for a meeting and dressed to impress, only to find that the office has quite the opposite idea. In business, first impressions count dramatically, and greeting potential clients, customers and employees with an unorganised mess doesn't say much about you. Your office reflects you - if you really think desks overloaded with dust and paper, overflowing bins and countless coffee rings represents you perfectly, then carry on.
It's not just the appeal to others either. Employees need to stay motivated in order to be productive and happy within their working environment, and a dirty working area isn't going to promote any kind of efficiency. De-clutter and wipe down your own space regularly to create an organised, peaceful environment; shuffling through that mountain of paper for one document when you're stressed is the last thing you want to do.
If your employees have no pride in their working space, how can you expect them to have any pride in their work? A clean, sharp, organised working space will ultimately produce clean, sharp and organised results, and if your office is dirty, dull and unpleasant, you can guess what kind of results you'll be achieving. Give your workforce an office to be proud of, an office that is a pleasure to work in, and you'll notice it in their results. They say a clean home is a happy home, and we think a clean office is a happy office too.
It seems obvious, but in huge shared spaces (or small home office style spaces for that matter) bacteria is everywhere, and unhygienic conditions could potentially make you ill. Staff absenteeism is an unwanted cost for any business, so it's important to make sure your office is germ-free and absentee-free. Our desks are full of nifty electronics too, which we all love, but bacteria loves them too. Give your electronics a wipe regularly, especially your mobile phone, you'd be surprised just how dirty they really are... probably so surprised you wouldn't put it anywhere near your face again. Having a reasonable and sensible attitude to providing a healthy workplace for employees shows you genuinely care about their well-being at work, and you're employees will feel valued and content.
Change your cleaning habits for the better, and you'll change your working habits too.
This blog was written by Darren Timon, the Managing Director of Aroma Cleaning UK Ltd; a nationwide domestic and office cleaning company.Darren writes regularly on his own blog on the Aroma Cleaning website.
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