When we hear the phrase “spring cleaning” we often think of clearing out the clutter in our homes.
Cleaning out closets and dusting hard to reach areas. An annual deep cleaning can be just as beneficial for your workplace, an area a large majority of people spend almost 40% of their time. When you clean and improve the workplace environment you engage the workforce, improve their productivity, their loyalty and their retention, which improves your profitability.
Below we have shared some simple ways you can ‘spring clean’ your workspace, both personal space and shared areas to promote better health and productivity in the workplace.
- Discard and de-clutter to eliminate chaos – file it, store it, organize it or get rid of it – hallways and walkways are not storage areas where stacks of boxes should be stored
- Scrub floors, shampoo carpeting and paint walls a calm color – cleanliness makes everyone feel better about being there eight hours or more per day
- Check all equipment to make sure it is working properly, and fix anything that needs to be repaired or replaced – the workforce will be more efficient
- Make sure workstations and regularly used supplies are in close proximity, so less time is lost and efficiency increases
- Encourage employees to maintain their workspace and desktop as a “clutter free zone”
- Together make a list of all of the other things that can be done in the workplace to make it a more pleasant place to work
A green, organized and clutter-free office goes beyond aesthetics and can actually help clear the mind, improve health and increase productivity among employees. Thus, implementing a spring cleaning program – even a simple one – can help prevent illnesses at the office and reduce absenteeism in the workplace. Of course, let the cleaning professionals take care of the deep cleaning tasks with environmentally safe products and efficient cleaning tools for larger areas.