“Presenting yourself as an organised, confident, and together person is obviously quite crucial in an office dynamic. It is also physically challenging to have meetings in a cluttered office. People might not feel relaxed or at the peak of their performance when their eyes are darting everywhere seeing your mess with nowhere to set down even a cup of coffee.” – Jeni Aron, professional organizer and founder of Clutter Cowgirl
It’s been said that messy desks lead to messy minds, and we would certainly agree at Clean USA. Of course, we are a professional cleaning company that offers general office cleaning, janitorial services, and other professional services (carpet cleaning and water damage cleanup), but just because we have a proverbial horse in this race does not mean our opinion doesn’t hold water.
If you remain unconvinced by Jeni Aron and Clean USA alike, consider the following statistics related to workplace hygiene and production.
- Office keyboards often have up to 7,500 different kinds of bacteria at any given time.
- Viruses (such as the flu) typically linger on surfaces like keyboards or desks for 24 hours.
- Typically speaking, employees lose nine working days a year to being sick. Some of this is attributable to insufficient workplace hygiene.
- Office desks can contain more than 400 times the amount of germs as a bathroom toilet.
Now that we’ve got your attention (hopefully), it’s time to dive into the meat and potatoes of today’s blog. If you are an office manager or business owner who is looking to increase productivity while boosting morale, we can think of few better places to start than by making sure your office is spotless and sparkling!
Case Study: The Cluttered Desk Experiment
Harvard University conducted a study involving over 100 students. They were either exposed to an extremely clean and tidy work space or the opposite of that — cluttered and pretty gross. Students from each group were asked to solve a puzzle. Unbeknownst to them, the puzzle was technically impossible to solve, but that wasn’t really the point.
The point is that students who were in the tidy work space worked on the puzzle for an average of 18.5 minutes before giving up, contrasted with students who lasted an average of only 11 minutes for the students who attempted to solve the puzzle in the cluttered work space.
The research indicates how impactful a messy environment can be. If we want to go a step further with the analysis, we might even say that the cluttered setting affected the students’ sense of personal control, whereby their mental faculties were significantly diminished.
Think about your own work experience and how you are most productive. If you are anything like the majority of us, it’s pretty easy to grasp just how important having a clean work environment is to our productivity, not to mention mental well-being!
If you are an office manager looking for ways to increase productivity, determination, and focus, there aren’t many better ways than to ensure your office is routinely cleaned!
General Office Cleaning In Sycamore, IL, And Beyond!
So, we’ve made the case (with a little help from some college called “Harvard”) that having a clean office can increase productivity. That means the next step is doing something about it!
That “something” involves calling us at Clean USA, your professional office cleaning company that serves Sycamore, Naperville, the western suburbs, and elsewhere in northern Illinois.
Our general office cleaning service includes:
- Daily, Weekly, Monthly Office Cleaning
- Restroom Sanitation Services
- Scheduled Carpet & Floor Cleaning Maintenance
- Measured Inspections and 24 Hour Supervisory Support
Our certified custodial cleaning for commercial projects include the following environments:
- Property Management Buildings
- Privately Owned Business Buildings
- Multi-Unit Office Space
In addition to increasing productivity, it’s perhaps even more important to have a composed, professional image when interacting with your clients at your office. So regardless of if you are considering our janitorial services for the sake of your employees, customers, or both, it’s a worthwhile decision that should contribute to your business’ success in a tangible way. Plus, it will make you feel better about your life on a daily basis!
Contact your Sycamore cleaning company of choice to discuss which janitorial services are ideal for your work environment. We’d love to hear from you and assist you!