Average American spends nearly 40 hours a week in the office. Sometimes the person is doing the jobs of two or three people simultaneously. There is no surprise that this person is overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be done. He or she doesn’t think about the most efficient way to accomplish a task. The person is tired and at the end of the week, when it’s time to go home, can search under piles of paper for his/her car keys or cell phone. This is not a god signs. If you want to improve the productivity of your employees, first thing you should take into account is the fact that clean office makes for a clear head. Clean and well-organized workplace will help you work efficiently. You won’t be forced to shuffle through mounds of paperwork to find the one folder you need. Everything will be in its right place. Here are few tips how to make your office clean and well-organized.
First of all get rid of junk. You should throw away the stuff that clutters up your space. Collect all magnet business cards, calendars, pens, pencils, coffee cups and just say “no” their presence on your desk. And don’t feel guilty for throwing your freebies away.
The next step is to assign a place for everything. Putting everything in its right place will help you not only find what you need in a pinch, but also clean your office in an easy way. If you get in habit putting things away, decluttering becomes a very quick and easy task. This will help you keep a few empty shelves for new item that will come into play.
If your table acts as the kitchen for your office you definitely should keep it clean. Your desk is the place where everything gets dropped. Then, you need to get to your computer fighting with all the chips and crumbs. Strive to keep your desk clean. We understand that you are busy enough and you don’t have time to stop and clean. That’s why it’s better to schedule your desk cleaning. Make it a daily routine.
If you eat at your desk, there probably can be old stains left on your desk or even electronics. You can fix this problem. Go to your local office supply store, buy some wipes that are specifically made for electronics. Wipe down your monitor and keyboard using these wipes. Try do repeat this procedure on a daily basis. This will help you keep your computer free of dust and debris.
Piles of paper is another office problem. It’s very easy to mess your desk with lots of papers. Not to resolve this problem it’s better to prevent it. Set up a system of file folders. Clearly label them and make it a habit to use them.