4 reasons why cleanliness in the workplace is critical
Running a clean and hygienic workplace goes a long way. Looking after your staff increases productivity! Below, we look at four reasons why cleanliness in the workplace is critical.
Staff Productivity
Morale can quickly drop if staff feel that they are working in a dirty environment. In a study carried out by the Internal Sanitary Supply Association – 88% of those asked said that their concentration and productivity was hindered by an unclean workspace. Companies should aim to make their workspace a clean and tranquil environment – which staff enjoy spending time in.
Less Sick Days
UK Government statistics show us how damaging the spread of germs can be to your business. In 2018 there was £6.1 billion lost productivity in the UK alone. By 2030, it is thought that absences from work due to ill health will cost the UK economy almost £26 billion. This is an astronomical figure, affecting businesses large and small. A dirty office can become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria – with high touch surfaces such as touch screens, door handles, railing, phones, desks, keyboards and even chairs easily transmitting illnesses such as the colds and flus. Regular cleaning, with the correct cleaning solutions will banish harmful bacteria from accumulating – lessening the chances of your staff falling ill.
Staff Retention
If you have good members of staff, it’s highly likely that rival businesses and companies will also want them – meaning that as a business, you must do all you can to keep the right staff in the right roles. There’s no easier way to lose staff than making them work a full day in a dirty, cluttered working environment.
Impressed Suppliers & Customers
Most businesses have customers and suppliers visiting their premises for meetings about everything from supply to chain to winning new business and opportunities. These meetings undoubtedly go better if they are carried out in a clean and hygienic environment. Nobody wants to trust another business who don’t take pride in their operations to keep a clean and tidy workplace.