We all know that keeping the workspace clean is important for health and with flu season just around the corner, there’s all the more reason to keep on top of the office cleaning.
However, a recent survey conducted by Staples Advantage Canada shows that a clean, tidy workplace is linked to higher productivity.
94% of the customers asked stated that they felt more productive in a clean workplace. 77% argued they produced better work in an organised environment.
Alongside productivity, 60% of customers said they thought that a better implementation of guidelines concerning wellness and health at work would actually lead to less illness at work.
Only 37% of those asked clean their workspace daily, and a third of respondents believe that having a greater number of cleaning supplies accessible in the office would help workers to maintain good hygiene standards at work.
Kimberly-Clark Professional’s recent research backs the findings of this survey. It states that by implementing hygiene wellness programmes, the chance of employees catching a virus at work will be significantly reduced. In an office of around 80 employees, the chance would be reduced by 80%.
The Kimberly-Clark Professional study argues that in order to battle illness and bacteria, employees should use disinfectant wipes on frequently touched objects, as well as hand sanitisers.