The people who noted that ‘a clean environment is a happy environment’ might actually be onto something.
There’s no doubt that psychological implications on everyday life exist, and when it comes to how an environment impacts an individual’s state of mind, there is more evidence than ever before to show a direct correlation.
There are a range of attitudes and emotions that are triggered from an individual being in a clean and tidy environment. Similarly, a completely different range of feelings are triggered by that same individual being present in a dirty and unhygienic area. In terms of employee happiness and productivity then, it makes complete sense that people operate most efficiently in an clean, tidy and comfortable environment.
Untidy environments can be stressful
Studies have found that an unclean workplace can have very detrimental effects on the mental state and physical health of employees working in that environment. If kept unclean, workplaces can host flu bacteria which your staff can easily catch. Just as you can imagine in your personal life, the more mess, uncleanliness and cluster there is within an environment, the more frustrated and anxious you become. This translates into poor work performance, an inability to focus, frustration and poor physical health for employees in such spaces.
Clean environments promote focus and joy
On the contrary, a tidy, hygienic and organised office can promote focus, productivity, happiness and better health overall. In addition to this, morale across all employees can be boosted and client relationships strengthened from their confidence in dealing with such organised and tidy people. Some tips to improve tidiness and cleanliness in the office can include:
- Throw away or file any old or unused paper documents. Reducing paper clutter is one of the easiest ways to make an office appear tidier and more organised.
- Dust everything – whether it’s the benches, computer screens or TVs around the office, cleaning the layer will make everything appear new and shiny, as well as reduce any allergens that dust contains.
- Minimise the belongings on each desk by storing them in drawers, or not having them altogether. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes to get rid of the stationery holders and electronic cords everywhere.
You can hire a business offering professional office cleaning solutions for thorough cleaning of your workspace on a frequency basis of your choice. Not only will you build client confidence, you’ll be contributing to your bottom line by promoting happiness, health and wellbeing among your staff.