As a business, it’s important that you’re doing everything possible to provide a clean and healthy environment for your employees. 

With that being said, there are a few useful tips to keep your office space in a good condition at all times during the business year. Here are some tips to implement into your business to keep your office space clean and healthy for employees.

Encourage employees to keep their desks clean

Employees are responsible for their own surroundings, especially when it comes to their desk space. This is their personal working space and so it should be something they’re responsible for looking after.

It’s useful to encourage employees to keep their desks clean and make it a rule that at the end of every day, the desk should be cleared of clutter. From the paperwork that’s confidential to food packaging where they’re been snacking, it should all be cleared before they leave the office.

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Declutter the space with your operation team

To help keep the spaces in general clear and tidy, work with your operations team on decluttering the office every so often. It’s something that we often forget to do in our personal lives, let alone within the business.

A regular declutter every few months is going to help free up any space and keep the office environment neat and tidy. Not only that but for a small business with limited space, it’s a necessity to ensure your office is free of any clutter.

Get the best janitorial and cleaning services

It seems to be the case that some employees won’t treat their work surroundings in the same manner as they would their own property. That’s why it’s useful to get some of the best cleaning and janitorial services to put in place for your business premises.

While the pandemic is starting to feel like something that happened a long time ago, it’s still important to put health and hygiene at the forefront of your business. Make sure you have cleaners going around the business routinely where possible to stay on top of any mess.

Throw away and recycle properly

As we’re all a bit more conscious of the world we’re living in and the potential damage we’re doing to it, it’s useful to make sure you’re throwing away and recycling waste properly. Encourage your employees to use the correct bins to recycle and throw out general waste as desired.

This little change can make a big difference to the environment beyond just those four walls of the business itself.

Ensure employees are eating in communal areas only

While eating at your desk has probably become the norm for many businesses nowadays, it’s a behavior that’s worth stamping out for the sake of health and cleanliness. Make sure you’re asking your employees to eat in communal areas only. This will also force employees to take some time away from their work.

Even if your employees aren’t always in due to the recent hybrid way of working after the pandemic, it’s still important to keep everything clean and tidy.

By Erica Buteau

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