Faculty at Temple University’s Fox School of Business recently released their research which indicates that workers who dress well have increased productivity. The reason this occurs, according to the research team, is that dressing well increases the self-esteem, and people who have higher self-esteem tend to be more productive. As NFL superstar Deion Sanders once famously said, “If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you play good.”
As a Burlington commercial cleaning company, we’re going to step up and say that this concept extends beyond the individual’s apparel to their workplace environment. If you have an individual who feels good about themselves and what they are capable of, are they going to do their best work in an environment that’s cluttered, dusty, and in need of a good cleaning? In situations where you’re worried about employee retention and keeping that churn rate down, it’s important to look at the physical spaces where you expect your talent to work their magic.
Creating a workplace environment that boosts your employee’s self esteem and productivity doesn’t require a huge financial investment. You don’t need to have Google-level amenities in order to keep your employees proud of the workplace environment. The starting level – and it’s one that a surprising number of firms fail to complete – is maintaining a workplace that’s clean, hygienic and pleasant to be in.
This is work that can be reliable outsourced to a reputable third-party vendor, such as a Burlington commercial cleaning company. Janitorial services handle the day-to-day maintenance needs of most businesses. Periodic deep cleanings, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and other services can be performed on an as-needed basis.
The phenomenon of performing better when dressed well is known as enclothed cognition. The impact of the workplace environment on productivity is a much studied phenomenon. If you’d like to see a boost in your team’s productivity, consider if it’s time for some spring cleaning.