Do you feel like your workplace could do with a good clean and tidy? If you need help convincing whoever is in charge of maintenance about the importance of regular cleaning, feel free to share this list with them.
1. Make a good impression
Businesses will generally have visitors stopping by the workplace, whether they be clients, customers, stakeholders, prospects or even friends and family of employees. It makes sense to keep the place clean to make a good impression. It might mean the difference between bringing a new client or employee on board or them deciding to go elsewhere.
2. Less sick days
Less mess and frequent cleaning and disinfecting results in better hygiene throughout the workplace. This is crucial to helping stop the spread of germs and bacteria, especially in the cooler seasons where we see an increase in cold and flu cases.
3. Reduced risk of injuries
With clutter and mess comes trip hazards and increased risk of workplace injuries. It’s important to clean, tidy and organise office spaces, desks, walkways and other areas within the workplace that people spend time in or near to avoid these kinds of accidents.
4. Increased productivity
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: a cluttered environment leads to a cluttered mind! By organising and cleaning the workplace frequently, employees can focus on the task at hand instead of being distracted worrying about how many cockroaches Larry’s sandwich that’s been sitting on the bench for the past two days is attracting.
5. Better morale
When you’re in a clean, uncluttered environment you just feel...better. It also helps employees to feel like they’re safe, looked after and can take pride in their workplace if it is kept to a high standard.
Seriously, don’t put up with a gross workspace. You and your colleagues deserve a clean environment!