Your office is the heart of your business. It’s where you make key decisions every day, talk to new clients, plan specific courses of action, and seek to raise revenue for yourself and your employees.
As such, with so much going on, it’s very common for businesses to forget about the cleanliness of office interiors. While dusting is not as high on your list of priorities as keeping your clients happy and completing the next project, it is important to ensure your office remains clean to keep your employees happy and healthy.
Dirt breeds bacteria
It’s simple biology; dirt and grime is an ideal place for bacteria and viruses to live, and neglecting to clean will lead to these germs breeding. Since viruses and bacteria are some of the main causes of illness, reducing the root causes of these will reduce the number of sick days your employees take, while also allowing them to remain healthy in the office.
Keep your windows clean
Sunlight has a positive effect on the body and mind. It helps to regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythms, while also having positive psychological associations. As such, it is important to ensure that your office windows are clean to allow them to let as much sunlight in as possible. This will have a motivational boost for your employees, increasing their efficiency and productivity, while also putting them in a better mood.
Messy desks lead to messy minds
A great way to help your employees concentrate on complex tasks is to ensure they have a tidy desk in front of them. Physical messiness can distract from logical, organised thought processes, and as such it is vital for individual work stations to remain free from clutter. This can be easily actionable, for example by placing all of your office stationery within a stationery holder, rather than littered across the desk.
At United UK, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of managed business services to companies across the UK. We also provide a range of office supplies, helping you to meet all of your supplier needs, from one single source. For more information, please talk to us today.