A workspace is often a good representation of an employee, or for that matter a business. It’s all about first impressions.
A workspace is often a good representation of an employee, or for that matter a business. It’s all about first impressions:
- Too messy and questions can be asked about your ability to plan, organise and the overall level of professionalism. An obvious negative impression.
- Clean and well organised however can project an image of competence, efficiency and attention to detail.
So what are some of the benefits of a clean workspace?
It makes you look professional
A clean desk boasts professionalism. Nobody wants to come into your home and see dirty laundry strewn around. Likewise; when clients come into your office, they don’t want to see files and paperwork in massive piles. They want to see that you are on top of your work load and have everything organised with no loose ends.
It helps you focus – keeping you on task
Distractions can come through many avenues in the workplace, but especially when your desk is messy. Housing piles of letters and paperwork on your desk can cause you to get distracted, which isn’t beneficial for anybody’s workflow.
When your desk is clear it helps you stay focused on the task at hand.
Desks can house lots of bad bacteria, especially on your much loved keyboard and mouse! Wiping down your desk weekly with a disinfectant wipe will help to reduce the spread of germs in the office and in turn help keep your office healthy.
Develops good habits
Keeping yourself disciplined to clean your desk at the end of each day is a great way to start. This will flow on to help you create good habits in other areas, not only at work, but in all areas of life.