A neat, tidy and hygienic office is essential to keeping you and your colleagues efficient and relaxed.
Your workspace is a reflection of what’s going on inside it and the people who work there.
According to Psychology Today magazine, disorganisation and hoarding objects have harmful effects and can cause stress when making decisions. It also reduces our ability to concentrate and magnifies negative emotions associated with clutter.
To eliminate some of these negative effects, we have listed below a few easy ways to improve your workplace.
1. If you don’t need it – Throw It Out.
Figure out what is needed on a daily basis, on an occasional basis and finally what you never use. Dispose of what you never use. Visible clutter causes stress and indecision.
2. Wires And Chargers – Hide Them.
Lots of wiring looks messy – If you have visible chargers they’ll inevitably get ‘borrowed’ and you’ll be asking for replacements.
Go for ‘paperless’ records wherever possible. Remove under desks bins in favour of fewer strategically placed waste segregation points.
Apps and computer filing is the simplest and most efficient way of storing whatever we need. And remember the environment too. If using paper is necessary, then recycle what is no longer needed.
4. Desk Tidy – Reduce Clutter.
The top and underneath of your desk is not a storage area. If you don’t have proper storage, ask for it. If your work is your life then focus on your work and don’t have the pet goldfish sitting on your desk.
5. Get A Good Contract Cleaner With Staff Who Take A Real Pride In Keeping Your Office Clean.
First step, get in touch with Enhance Office Cleaning. Be sure to speak to the people who will actually be managing the service on your behalf. They should demonstrate a thorough, attentive and committed approach. Some points of reference between you and the contractor’s management team are important. You will be working with them in the future.
Office Health Tip
Make everyone aware of the importance of clean hands without being patronising or demeaning. Subtle posters in washrooms and tea points perhaps? Research shows that hand contact is a major cause of transmittable ailments in office environments. If you want to improve the health and productivity of your office, encourage people to wash their hands.
Across the EU, 10-12 % of absenteeism due to sickness is caused by the flu virus. Following good handwashing practices can help office workers avoid catching anything from the common cold to dangerous viruses.