How a clean workplace leads to higher staff productivity
Many people spend more time at their workplace than they do at home. That’s why it’s so important that the workplace is clean. This is one of the biggest factors when it comes to productivity. Here are some ways a clean workplace can help increase staff productivity:
Fewer sick days
The less clean a workplace, the more you can expect people to be calling in sick. Surfaces in an office are easily contaminated without regular cleaning. If someone comes into work sick, and then touches door handles, keyboards, and other surfaces, it’s very easy for other people to pick up that sickness. That’s why a thorough cleaning is so important.
Stressed workers are unproductive
Stress has a very negative impact on productivity. And when work areas and desks begin to get cluttered, many people will feel frazzled. They may not even attribute these feelings of stress to this mess and clutter, but may still feel it subconsciously. Stress leads to trouble sleeping, stomach problems, depression, fatigue, and of course, unproductivity.
Messy offices make it difficult to focus
For people working in a clean, organized workplace, it’s much easier to keep focused on the tasks they need to handle. People who have messy work areas waste a lot of time looking for things. They’re also easily distracted, since they often have the urge to tidy, and their minds are trying to make sense of the disorganization.
A clean workplace increases morale
Numerous studies have linked employee morale to office productiviy. As morale levels decline, so does productivity. One of the best ways to increase morale is to ensure everyone feels happy, safe, and relaxed at work. This is impossible to achieve if there’s a layer of dust on all of the surface, rubbish bins are overflowing, and there’s clutter wherever you look.
When an office is clean and organized, employees take pride in it and feel good about where they work. And this makes them more productive throughout the day.
Is your workplace clean and healthy? Or is it messy and unproductive? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.