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3 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace & Office

In today’s demanding business world, increasing productivity can be essential to remaining competitive in your industry. Oftentimes, it requires more than increased work hours and motivational speeches. Use these tips from the experts at ServiceMaster Clean to learn how you can improve the productivity in your workplace.

1. Keep the Office Clean

Working in a cluttered, dirty office can potentially hinder employee performance. To help boost morale and productivity, make sure the office is fully cleaned regularly. This includes vacuuming, wiping down tables and high-touch areas like doorknobs and countertops with disinfectant wipes, and removing trash at least once a day. By keeping each space clean from the lobby to the cubicles, you can help restore staff focus and increase each department’s performance levels.

2. Minimize Interruptions and Distractions

In an office setting, interruptions can happen. However, being distracted by unorganized areas, messy desks or sorting through tons of files to find current paperwork can and should be avoided. Encourage employees to keep their cubicles neat and clean to help them focus on the task at hand, rather than urging them to clean up the mess before tackling their assignments. At the end of every day, give them time to tidy up their workspaces so they can start their next shift without any interruptions. If staff members hold on to important paperwork, have them go through it once a year to shred documents that are no longer necessary or reorganize their filing cabinets.

3. Reduce the Risk of Getting Sick

Illness in the workplace may seem unavoidable. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the chance of lost work hours and productivity due to sick staff members. First, if you know someone is sick, send them home until they are no longer contagious. Then, make sure other employees are washing their hands with soap and water as often as possible. Wipe down desks, phones, keyboards and other equipment with disinfectant wipes to kill germs before they have a chance to spread throughout the office. Place tissues, alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disposable wipes in common areas to help ensure they are easily accessible to all employees. By taking all these precautions, you can help prevent illnesses from significantly affecting employee productivity in your office.

To help increase productivity in your business, keep your office clean, organized and germ-free. In as little as a day, you may notice that your employees are more focused and engaged in their work. If you need help getting rid of clutter and reducing the risk of illness in your office, call on the professionals at ServiceMaster Clean. Our commercial janitorial cleaning services are dedicated to delivering exceptional results every time. We’ll even work with you to create a comprehensive cleaning routine that works with your schedule. Contact us today to learn how we can meet your specific needs.

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