The Clean Effect: How Workspace Cleanliness Affects Employees

A Clean Workspace Makes Happy Employees

What is the first thing you think of when considering your business’s success? Was it your five-year plan? Maybe it was your third-quarter goal. No matter the answer, we can confidently assume that you probably didn’t consider office cleanliness playing a role.

Nevertheless, cleaning your office space improves your business in a variety of ways. From a good first impression to employee comfort, the appearance of your business matters.

Customer Opinions

Whether you like it or not, your potential customers are going to create an opinion based on their experience with your business. Walking into a dirty or cluttered office is going to create a negative impression no matter how good your product or presentation may seem.

Lucky for you, this fear can be eradicated by keeping your office in tip-top shape. However, it’s more than just vacuuming up the crumbs on the carpet from Monday morning donuts and coffee. You have to make sure you’re cleaning in the hard to reach, easily forgotten areas, like air vents and windows. Maintaining your spaces is going to help create a positive impact on your current and potential customers, ultimately improving your business.

Employee Performance

In addition to customer opinion, employee performance is also affected by your business’s cleanliness, or lack thereof. Cluttered workspaces, dirty restrooms, and messy areas all can cause an increase of stress and anxiety in employees, not to mention germs lying in wait on every surface. Negatively impacted workers lead to an unpleasant and ineffective workplace from unhappy or unhealthy personnel, which hurts your business. Keeping your offices in check decreases the likelihood of uncomfortable or sick employees and your business can thrive.

So What Do I Do?

Frequent maintenance and regular deep cleaning will ultimately help your business grow and thrive. While it seems like something small that can just be brushed under the rug, it will eventually cause bigger damage to your overall company. Rather than risking harm to your business, find ways to keep your office clean. Delegate employees to tidy up and have them rotate chores at the end of the day. This will help with the smaller messes and won’t allow build-up to occur. For the bigger maintenance and disinfecting services, look into a cleaning agency to make it easier to have regular cleaning and upkeep.

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