Most people, whether they admit it or not, like to be in clean spaces. While we could cite lengthy research papers that document the subconscious effects of cleanliness on the human psyche, it’s simpler to just ask a simple question — when you envision your ideal workspace, how does it look?
Chances are, you’re probably imagining something that’s clean and organized. You probably don’t notice if you haven’t given conscious thought to it, but our brains tend to default to cleanliness when we’re imagining a desirable space, whether it’s your living quarters or the place where you work day after day.
That’s why it’s so important to maintain a clean workplace in your commercial building. At CleanPro, Inc., we offer quality cleaning and janitorial services to businesses in the Gloucester area. There are several reasons why having a clean workspace improves employee morale — let’s take a look at a few of them.
It’s Safer and Healthier
Your employees have a lot of things to worry about — their goals, their milestones, that angry customer on the phone, and whether they should really eat those old leftovers they brought from home, or go out for lunch. These are all pressing issues (some more than others), and the last thing they should have to worry about at work is their own personal health.
By having a clean working space, you reduce the risk of pathogens spreading, resulting in fewer sick days. A clean environment also means that hazards have been cleaned up and dealt with, so employees don’t need to worry about slipping or running into any other manner of unpleasant scenarios that can result from an unclean workplace. It’s nice to have an unspoken assurance that your workplace is clean and tidy — by hiring your local cleaning services, you can ensure that every day of the week.
Employees Are More Productive
There are, in fact, two ways that a clean workspace improves productivity. We’ll start with the psychological aspect. Like we mentioned above, humans have a natural tendency to prefer clean and organized spaces. Cluttered spaces and unclean environments disrupt the workflow of the brain, providing unpleasant distractions that don’t provide a positive energy. While there are always exceptions, studies have shown that, for the overwhelming majority of people, they’re more productive when their area is clean and free of clutter.
And did you know there’s also a physical component to this? Lingering dust and germs can have insidious effects on your daily productivity, and you might not even be noticing it. If you’re working in an area with poor air quality, you may find that you’re getting headaches, low energy levels, or dipping in motivation levels. This is an easy problem for professional cleaners to take of, but if left untreated, it will continue to wreak havoc on your workers.
It Gives Your Company a Better Image
It’s not quite rocket science to say that people are generally happier when they’re working for a company that they respect. Sure, millions of people get by working for companies they loathe, and may even have an otherwise happy home life, but by improving your company’s image and showing that you truly care for your workers, the only way that morale can go is up.
By routinely having your building clean, it shows that you care about the needs of your workers and that you care about your image as a whole. We’re in an age where ethics are becoming more and more of a problem when it comes to businesses, particularly large ones, and that’s why it’s good to go the extra mile in every effort. People tend to work harder when they enjoy where they’re at. By calling your local cleaning services, you can take an easy but very effective step in building that trust with your workers.
You don’t have to deal with the burden of having an unclean workplace that chips away at the spirits of your employees every day. While you may not have the time, energy, or expertise to comprehensively clean your building every day, we do, and we are happy to offer our janitorial cleaning services to businesses all over the Gloucester area. If you have a need for our commercial cleaning services, contact us today!