Want to Increase Your Productivity? Clean Your Office!
September 12, 2019
A tidy workspace can boost morale
Many of us work better when we’re in an upbeat and productive mood, but who can be clear of stress when your office space is a mess? Cluttered spaces can have negative effects on one’s anxiety levels, even affecting one’s ability to focus, eating choices and sleep patterns. Moreover, researchshows that physical work environments can influence performance and wellbeing, as well as impact decision making and relationships with others. A clean work space can help you boost your morale and productivity.
2. A cluttered desktop creates a cluttered mind
Whether a physical desktop with loose papers and scattered office supplies, or a computer desktop with misplaced files, a cluttered workspace can hinder productivity. Moreover, the lack of focus due to untidiness may cause stress and prolong the task at hand. In fact, a study by Harvard University, involving the productivity of students tasked with working in environments of varying levels of clutter, found students who worked in a clutter-free work space were able to work steadily for 7.5 minutes longer than the students attempting the task in a cluttered workspace. The study concluded that messy, untidy workspaces can “undermine people’s persistence in completing tasks,” therefore affecting productivity.
Lack of cleanliness can cause illness
Dirt and germs may thrive in a messy room or office space, but you sure won’t. A staggering 4.2 million workers had illness-related work absences in January 2018, some of which may be attributed to a lack of workplace hygiene. If you work from home, you may not have to worry about the germs in a shared work space, but your home office could make you sick just as easily. According to an article in Forbes, your keyboard could be home to anywhere from three times more bacteria than your toilet seat, and your smartphone can contain loads of fecal coliforms. Two Maids & A Mop can give your home office a deep cleaning, taking the responsibility off of your to-do list and helping you avoid sick days.
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