When people say ‘a clean workplace is a happy workplace’ they may actually have a point.
How do you feel when you are not clean?
One word –messy!
You feel grimy,unpleasant and discontented.
Well the same can be said for a messy workplace.
When you work in an environment that is dirty, disorganized and not too well kept, you feel lazy, inefficient and unhappy.
You might have even noticed it yourself.
The relationship between environment and human behavior has long been studied, and there is significant scientific evidence available in literature that confirms our environment does have an impact on how we feel, think and act.
Clean and tidy environment triggers emotions of joy, calmness and an attitude of centeredness. We feel good, think clearly and act positively when we are in a clean and tidy environment.
Untidy environments on the other hand,are notoriously known to make us feel stressful and uncomfortable.A messy workplace can make us and our employees feel unhappy.
And when our employees are unhappy, their productivity suffers. As their productivity suffers, so do your business’s bottom line. Period.
So what can you do to ensure a clean, happy workplace?
There are many things that you can do and most of them start at employee level. Meaning, you need to cultivate a culture of cleanliness at your company.
– You can erect policies to prohibit eating at desks.
– You can equip every workstation with its own trash bin to reduce paper clutter.
– You can provide your employees with lockers to limit the number of belongings they can take to their desk.
– You can start a reward program where employees get rewarded for keeping their workstations clean and organized.
– You can initiate a recycling movement in which employees can take part and get incentivized for their contributions.
Besides that, you can maintain scheduled cleaning of your office furniture, carpet, floors and curtains. Employing a housekeeper should help you with that, but also make sure you get your office cleaned by a professional cleaning company at least once every six months. A local housekeeper can only do so much, a professional janitorial service can provide a more comprehensive upkeep of your office.
Investing in office cleanliness is an investment in your employees’ happiness. After all a clean workplace is a happy workplace.
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Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you keep your office clean and employees happy.
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