Effects of a Clean Office Environment
Correlation between clean environment and mental state of a person
According to studies, when the same individual is allowed to stay in a clean and well-organized environment and, at the same time, in an unhygienic place, he/she functions well and better motivated when he/she is in a clean and comfortable environment, therefore, this demonstrates that there is a direct correlation between a clean environment to an individual’s state of mind and that a range of attitudes and emotions are drawn out from staying in opposite types of environment.
Because the environment has a strong effect on an individual’s state of mind, having a clean office and, at the same time, everything in it is well-organized, has a positive effect on the mental state of people working in that kind of office, as well as possessing good health, because there is less stress or there is reduced stress produced from an improved and tidy office where workers do not worry about getting ill, since bacteria cannot live in a clean environment, and where the mood of the place radiates clean living, enjoyable and comfortable work surrounding; while an unkempt office place reflects a messy work space, unclean, and unsanitary, which is detrimental to the well-being of the workers, as well as the added stress it imposes on them to do work in a distressing work space.
A clean office results to increased work efficiency
Workers will just focus more on their work assignments, if their office is clean and organized, thereby, optimizing the time to produce efficient outputs and become more productive; while an unclean office environment leads to inefficient workers, as it will take time for their mental state of mind to focus on their work since the kind of work environment has already bothered their mind state and, therefore, they become unproductive with less work output produced.
A clean office improves physical health
Some businesses have taken the initiative to encourage their office workers to be more mobile than sitting more than 6 hours on their chairs as this is not good for their health, since recent studies have shown that sitting at long hours can contribute to ill-health such as increase blood pressure, risks of diabetes, obesity, depression, certain types of cancer, and what can aggravate this more if the office is untidy and unkempt; therefore, having a comfortable, clean, organized, and well-ventilated office space helps to preserve one’s energy, allows thoughts to be organized, better working condition, creates an atmosphere of working harmoniously with others and with better communication, lifts the spirit of well-being among workers.
Over-all appearance and good impressions matter when it comes to aiming for business success and a company must be able to maintain this impression to their customers so they will have the notion that this company is trustworthy and professionally managed; therefore, this goal can begin with by having a clean office environment.
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