Whilst here at 3Way we endeavour to ensure your offices are clean, sanitised and well maintained; there is no denying the link between tidy personal workspaces and productivity levels.
More than 100 undergraduates attempted an impossible task to see if a tidy or cluttered workspace would have an impact on their ability to complete it.
The study showed that people with a tidy workspace attempted the puzzle for an average of 18.5 minutes, compared to those who had a cluttered workspace trying for just 11 minutes. The study concluded that messy, untidy workspaces could undermine people’s persistence in completing tasks, which ultimately hinders productivity.
With this in mind, here are our top 3Way’s to keep your workspace clear, tidy and ready for optimum productivity:
Daily Desk Tidy
Taking time each day to tidy your desk not only draws a line under the busy day, but it also makes the space inviting to return to start the day fresh tomorrow.
Operate a Clear Desk Policy
Clear desk policies are great for several different reasons, especially with the GDPR laws. However, with the shocking statistic that the average person wastes over 4 hours a week searching for papers, it’s certainly an added incentive to keep your desk clear!
Seasonal Clear Out
Having a regular clear-out creates extra office space by removing any clutter making it quicker and easier to find things as there is clarity on what is being stored. It also provides the opportunity to assess what documents you need to keep and what can be discarded.
You will be amazed at how much office and mental space you can create in your business by using our top 3 tips!
We recognise that in addition to general cleaning, there are certain environments which need periodic expertise to ensure the cleanliness. If you’re interested in what we have to offer or would like to know more get in touch today.