If you manage an office, you probably know how environmental changes can affect employee productivity. Having more light in a room often makes people more attentive. A comfortable temperature usually makes the staff more happy and thus more productive. Reducing clutter and having a clean office can also improve the atmosphere.
Many people find it hard to work when they are surrounded by clutter. A disorganized office can lead to disorganized minds. It’s very difficult to concentrate when you are surrounded by distractions. A pile of old boxes, an unused table, a broken chair or a malfunctioning fax machine are all distractions. Employees have to step around them and they create a cluttered work environment.
Get rid of them.
A junk removal company will be able to take your clutter and safely and affordably get rid of it.
Old or broken electronic equipment creates a whole different type of distraction. Not only is broken equipment an eye sore and a waste of space, but fax machines, printers and copiers that do not work correctly take up a lot of employee time. How many times have you been forced to spend 10 minutes at the photocopier, fiddling around with it, in order to get your copy printed? How many times have you needed to ask a client to refax something because it didn’t come through correctly on your end? These activities waste employee time. The time you’ll save will more than pay for the new equipment and you can have a waste disposal company get rid of the old junk.
Clutter in the office also causes stress. A messy office leads to people needlessly searching for things. Being surrounded by disorganization and disorder makes people upset. Everyday tasks take longer. People constantly feel on edge. Reduce the stress and increase the employee productivity by getting rid of your office junk. It’s easier to get work done in a clean, organized environment. Your employees will thank you.
Finally, sometimes clutter can actually endanger the health of your staff. People will find themselves carefully navigating around a maze of desks, tables and electronics. One false step and they could bump into or trip over something and hurt themselves. Shelving filled with junk can collapse under the weight and injure someone. Items piled high can fall over. You don’t want to put your staff in danger. Clean out the clutter.
Organizing your office and getting rid of the junk that makes people’s lives difficult can greatly improve your office. People will feel better and therefore work more productively. The stress level in the company will decrease. It’s a great way to improve your organization.Written April 12, 2010 by