Published On: Wed, Jul 26th, 2017

A Clean Office Will Help Your Business Thrive

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In the grand scheme of things, making sure the office stays clean may not seem like a priority. After all, many business owners can find themselves bombarded by a seemingly never ending list of tasks and responsibilities. Thankfully, there are commercial cleaning companies that can take this task off your hands.

Maintaining a clean office comes with many advantages, some of which may not have occurred to you yet. In this article we’ll touch on just a few of those advantages.

A Clean Office Will Keep Your Workers Healthy

On average, workforce illnesses costs businesses $1,685 per employee per year.

To a certain extent, this is unavoidable. People get sick; that’s just a fact of life. However, the number is just an average, and employees who get sick more often are going to be a significantly higher financial burden than those who get sick less. Luckily, if you’re running an office, it’s within your power to make a positive impact on employee health.

After all, people spend more time in the office than they do at home. And offices are often filled with germs. Your average office keyboard harbors 7,500 bacteria, while the average telephone has 25,000 germs per square inch. A tub of disinfectant wipes and a professional cleaning crew can go a long way towards protecting workers from harmful bacteria.

A Clean Office Will Increase Worker Morale and Productivity

If you hire someone to work for you, you want them to be as productive as possible. In order for them to be productive, they need to work in a space that facilitates their job, as opposed to making it more difficult.

Believe it or not, studies have shown that a dirty office can have a hugely negative impact on a worker’s concentration. Essentially, the mess and clutter draw people’s attention, so that they’re thinking less about their duties and more about the mess around them.

As an added bonus, clean offices also boost workplace morale.

A Clean Office Comforts Clients, While a Dirty Office Turns Them Away

Obviously, a business needs trust from its clients to succeed. No matter your industry, people are coming to you expecting some form of professionalism.

For many businesses, there will come a time when you want to have meetings with clients at your office. When they come, do you want them to be paying  attention to you, or a coffee stain on your carpet?

This one’s just common sense. A clean office will make people more comfortable during meetings, and therefore more likely to trust you. A dirty office will have the exact opposite effect.

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  1. Derek Dewitt says:

    I like your point about how a clean office can increase productivity. I know I get more done when I’m not having to reorganize everything on my desk. I will try to keep my area more clean in the future.

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