Commit to a Cleaner Workspace This Year

New year, new start is a common phrase that people use to inspire themselves to make changes and improvements at the start of each year. While many of these new goals are aimed at our personal life, a few in our work life can also be beneficial. One of these improvements that sets the tone for others is a commitment to keeping the workspace cleaner. A clean office space creates happier employees by boosting creativity and improving focus, reducing stress, and maximizing your work time. 



Boosting Creativity and Improving Focus

The leading cause of a lack of productivity or the inability to think clearly is too much clutter in the workspace. A disorganized environment leads to distractions and more time spent searching for things than focused on the task at hand. This atmosphere can also increase anxiety symptoms that interfere with productivity and creativity. 


Reduces Stress

A dirty, dusty, or cluttered workspace can also cause undue stress and anxiety by making necessary items and papers difficult to find. Germs and allergens can cause illness or fear of illness, increasing anxiety levels. Unchecked stress and anxiety can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. A clean office lets employees know they are appreciated and valued, reducing stress. 


Maximize Your Work Time

Searching for items or documents amidst a cluttered workspace is a stressful waste of time and energy that could have been better spent on another item on your to-do list. But other than stress, clutter in the office leads to the accumulation of bacteria. Computer equipment such as keyboards, mice, and other peripheral equipment are high touchpoints that can attract millions of bacteria, even from clean hands. The constant exposure to large amounts of bacteria in workspaces without regular cleaning can result in numerous sick leaves which will adversely affect productivity and creativity. 

A cleaner workspace that boosts creativity, improves focus, reduces stress, and maximizes work time will also boost employee morale. Let your employees know that you want everyone to start the new year in a clean space that is ready for work. Encourage your employees to keep their workspace cleaner in the new year. At N&A Commercial Cleaning, we can help you achieve this goal. For assistance with the common areas of the office, give us a call to schedule a one-time or routine cleaning. We offer daily, weekly and monthly schedules.