A while back I wrote an article about the financial burden of employees when they are out sick. Bacteria can spread on regular office times such as keyboards, phones and in kitchen areas. In this article, I want to discuss the mental impacts of having a clean office environment.
The Focus Factor
Some people think they thrive in chaos, the truth is that a cluttered messy work space leads to wasted time and disorganization. Studies performed by the National Association of Professional Organizations showed that the average worker wastes 4.3 hours per week searching for papers and files. Think about how frustrated you feel when you can’t find something. Once you find that elusive file, you have to recover from your agitation and refocus.
While it is up to individuals to keep their workspace clutter free, providing an office that I cleaned regularly helps encourage a clutter free mind-set. Decluttering and getting organized may require a little extra investment in some desk organizers, storage boxes and filing cabinets. The extra investment will work wonders for decluttering the brain, inspire creativity and increase productivity.
It’s important to create zones in the office that help enhance efficiency and workflows. Take a look at what it entails to mail a letter. If envelopes are in the office supply closet, walk over to the postage meter in another part of the office, then go to another area of the office to drop it in the mail.
It would be easier to keep the envelopes, postage meter and a drop box in a central location. Then designate someone to bring the mail in the outgoing box for the mailman at a designated time. Creating work zones helps declutter the brain and makes it easier to maintain clean work spaces.
Keep It Clean
It is much easier to maintain a clean office once you get it organized. A good commercial cleaning company can help because it’s good to relieve the burden of cleaning from your staff. The professionals at Adams Commercial Clean are experts in sanitizing and knowing what areas to focus on. We only use environmentally friendly products. You don’t have to worry about everyone in the office getting sick from the overpowering smell of bleach.