Improving Work Efficiency with Office Hygiene



25 February 2020

Maintaining good office hygiene is essential for running a successful business. Everything from workstations to washrooms and kitchens needs to be kept clean, and neglecting to do so can lead to a number of problems for your business.

Nevertheless, by enacting the right office, kitchen and washroom hygiene solutions, your business can improve its productivity as follows:

Reduce Staff Absenteeism

An unhygienic working environment leads to the spread of infectious germs and disease. This, in turn, puts the health of your staff at risk.

As a result, your business will start to see a rise in employee absenteeism, and even when sick employees manage to get themselves behind their desks and will complete tasks far less efficiently.

The way this can be combated is through the use of cleaning products, which should be made available in the office, either on the office floor or in the bathrooms or both.

This includes hand sanitisers, which will most definitely help as being able to cleanse your hands after meetings will limit the spread of germs and disease.

Soap dispensers in bathrooms are also a great tool to use as after every bathroom visit, you’ll be able to wash your hands and carry on about your day.

Improve Employee Focus

A cluttered, dirty office does nothing to help employees concentrate. Their attention will be drawn to the mess around them and break their focus.

The right hygiene practices will eliminate these distractions and keep employees focused.

These practices include the use of dustbins, with there being enough in each department, so that people can through their rubbish away.

On top of this, by making cleaning consumables readily available, any mess on your desks can be cleaned in a few seconds, decreasing the chance of clutter and dirt building up.

Everything in its Place

How much time is wasted on trying to find the stapler, a missing extension cable or those important documents that are hidden under a miscellaneous pile somewhere?

Even if moments of searching are short, the more time you spend looking for the office equipment you need, the less time you are spending on productivity tasks.

How do you make things easier? Reduce clutter by enacting the right hygiene solutions.

Motivation, Morale & Retention

A clean office environment is an enjoyable one to work in, while a dirty one does nothing to improve the moods of your staff.

By ensuring that every area of your office is hygienic, you will ensure that your staff stay motivated and work from a position of high morale; which will boost their productivity and will also help you to retain your most valued employees.

Contact Bidvest Steiner for Details

If you would like to know more about the specialised hygiene services offered by us here at Bidvest Steiner, be sure to get in contact with one of our representatives today or visit our website for further details.

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