Something as simple as cleaning off your desk can have big benefits for your personal wellbeing and your business. Here are three reasons why you might want to make it one of your business habits for 2023 👇
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One study showed that a clean desk increases productivity and persistence by 84%, and Harvard Business Review even suggests instituting regular “Spring Cleaning Days” (with pizza included) as a way to keep the office space clean and promote social interaction.
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Improving desk hygiene can reduce stress levels because a cluttered desk often makes focusing on projects difficult and distracting, raising levels of stress throughout the day. Taking 5 mins at the end of the day to restore order helps improve working life and attitude.
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Treating desks like kitchen counters is a beneficial way to reduce the spread of contagious bacteria. Clean surfaces with disinfectant wipes at least once a week to keep work areas clean. Most office germs are found on commonly used surfaces such as door handles, computer monitors, keyboards, and mice.
When was the last time you cleaned off your desk?