Have you ever heard the saying “A clear desk means a clear mind?” Corny? Maybe. But there is some truth to the adage. People who are notoriously messy are at risk for causing more damage than just aggravating their cube neighbors. An unkempt workplace can actually be disruptive to day-to-day office functions and productivity. Messes can cause distractions from the tasks at hand and stress when you don’t know the proper location of important items. Clutter can also cause anxiety or the feeling of being overwhelmed for not only the messy culprit, but those surrounding them. Those who think “their desk is their problem” are looking at things through too narrow of a scope. It goes beyond issues of moving candy wrappers to get to your keyboard, or finally washing your coffee mug; it can actually spread to issues of office efficiency, health and even liability.
The article below, “The Importance of a Clean Workplace- For your Money, Your Image, and Your Health” does an excellent job outlining the importance of a clean workspace BEYOND just the cubicle, and highlights the potential issues associated with messes at work that are often times overlooked. If you are guilty of office clutter, it’s time to give your work space a little spit shine! You may be amazed at how refreshing it is to be able to focus on your work rather than swatting at fruit flies!
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