Spoiler: the answer might not be what you think.
If you manage a team of professionals who have to really have to perform well and be creative to meet organizational goals, it’s time to take a look around your workspace. This is especially true if your team has been working remotely for a while and everyone’s just now getting back in the office.
Environmental factors impact creative ability. Sorry to be blunt, but there’s the truth of the situation. And while there’s a great many romantic myths about geniuses flourishing in messy labs, the reality is that clutter, dirt and debris can negatively impact your team from getting the job done. Not only is there an emotional impact from being in a messy space, but poorly maintained facilities can create health issues, which impact productivity. And anyone who’s ever searched through a messy office to find one small piece of paper with important information on it knows what a time waster that is.
To boost productivity, team morale, creativity and innovation, your team needs clean, hygienic facilities to work in. Janitorial services are available on an as-needed basis. Most smaller organizations and tech start ups choose to bring in our Wellesley janitorial service have us cleaning their facilities one or two times a week.
During these cleaning sessions – which can be scheduled to avoid your team’s peak work times – our highly trained professional staff removes trash, vacuums the carpets, cleans upholstered furniture, mops floors, and cleans, sanitizes, and disinfects all high contact surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, breakroom tables, bathrooms and more.
The result: a workplace that looks and smells better. While your team may not immediately remark on how the changes impact their productivity and creativity, sit back and watch the results. Over the course of time, teams functioning in clean, hygienic environments outperform those struggling through in messy spaces.