The 4 Benefits of a Clean Desk
June 10, 2022 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
The four benefits of a clean desk are that they reduce germs, reduce anxiety, increase productivity, and increase efficiency.
To clean or not to clean? Is a messy desk a sign of genius and creativity? Does a neat desk represent efficiency, order and productivity?Every office has them – the cleaners and the pilers – the neat desks and the cluttered desks. People usually fall into one of two camps, but does it really matter? At Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, we say, “Yes. Absolutely!”
Benefits of a Clean Desk
Now more than ever, we are acutely aware of germs and how they can affect businesses and their employees. Higher rates of illness cause employees to miss work and a messy desk can be a contributing factor. Think about how much easier it is to routinely wipe down and disinfect a clutter-free workspace.
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services offers three disinfection options to help you protect both your employees and customers: electrostatic spraying disinfection, outbreak cleaning and disinfecting and high-touch area disinfection. Electrostatic spraying disinfection is especially useful with desks and workspaces.
Office Pride uses electrostatic spraying to treat common areas, personal spaces and hard-to-reach corners and crevices in the workplace – and it won’t damage computers or keyboards. Electrostatic sprayers are effective in fighting the spread of germs that cause COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Cluttered homes and workspaces can lead to higher levels of anxiety and stress. Increased stress has been shown to lead to poor sleep habits and can also contribute to poor eating choices. Keeping your workspace free from clutter gives you peace of mind. It can also lead to an overall healthier lifestyle. Take a few minutes at the end of each day to straighten your workspace. This will set you up for success for the following day. Build this into your daily routine to keep the papers and projects from piling up, helping you avoid feeling overwhelmed.
At Office Pride, we want to help you do what you do better. Studies have found that people with cleaner desks are more productive. According to Harvard Business Review, “scientists at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute have used fMRI and other approaches to show that … constant visual reminders of disorganization drain our cognitive resources and reduce our ability to focus.” They also found “that when participants cleared clutter from their work environment, they were better able to focus and process information, and their productivity increased.” Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services can handle your cleaning needs, allowing you to focus on your customers. We provide total customer satisfaction so you can, too.
Efficiency and productivity go hand-in-hand. Do you ever wonder how much time you waste looking for documents? According to Quality Logo Products, on average, people spend 4.3 hours every week just looking for documents. Whether it’s paper copies that get piled up on your physical desk or an eye-crossing jumble of icons on your computer desktop, this unorganized chaos can cause you to lose precious time and make you less efficient. Create a filing system that works for you. This increased organization keeps your desk and desktop clutter free.
Whether you need a specialized service like electrostatic disinfection, or someone to tackle your daily cleaning needs, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has the right options for your office or facility.
Check out Office Pride’s franchise locations or call 888-641-2310 to request a free custom quote for all your cleaning needs.