How a clean personal workplace
affects productivity

In any work environment, you’ll typically find two types of desks; the ones that are clean, organized, and presentable, or those that are cluttered with files and documents scattered everywhere. When cleaning companies come through to sanitize and give your space a refresh, they can only do so much without tampering with personal belongings. Personally maintaining the cleanliness of your space is really up to you. When you have a space that isn’t maintained, bacteria and germs begin to build and can cause you or others around you to get sick, ultimately tampering with work productivity. We’ve outlined a few important points below as to why a clean workplace increase employee productivity. 

Boosting Office Morale

Another reason keeping a clean office can improve the workplace environment is the willingness of employees to produce better quality work. Happy employees are going to be happier to do their work. Having a space that is cleaned regularly will help employees feel valued and that the company takes pride in a clean, germ-free office.

Fewer Sick Days

The benefit of commercial cleaning in an office space is improved employee health. Having a dirty workplace can cause health and safety issues. Keeping a tidy office space that is cleaned regularly will help reduce the number of times workers are out sick. This will allow them to increase work productivity by being healthy and in a workspace that has less transmission of diseases. The number of germs that can sit on surfaces such as computer keyboards is 400 times the amount of bacteria that is on a toilet seat.

Less Clutter, Less Stress

Commonly, we associate a disorganized desk with working hard, but it can also mean the complete opposite. It can be a sign of stress, that will inevitably decrease productivity levels and potentially impact employee retention. Having a clean office, leads to an increased ability to focus for a longer period of time, which will improve employee productivity overall. The cleanliness of an office environment is a good indication of the employee’s state of mind. If the space is clean, then they are likely to be more focused, less stressed, and they will have the capability to work harder and produce higher quality work.