A shared workspace, such as an office in a corporate building, or any other co-working space requires teamwork and mutual respect of all people to ensure that this space is a clean and comfortable place for everyone to work in. Having a clear space is conducive to productivity, and messy desks and shared areas are bound to create more hassle, and feelings of discomfort for all. Rummaging through papers to find your document, or cleaning up the kitchen just to find a fresh cup are all productivity killers.
Commercial cleaning companies are the way to go for office spaces, though for those who have not yet utilized this service, there are ways for the team to all do their bit to help out in keeping their space clean and clear.
Having organized areas and supplies will be one of the main ways to prevent clutter. Drawers and cupboards that are labeled for specific use, as well as storage areas for lesser-used supplies are all great ways to get organized. Another tip is to create a cleaning roster, or a list of things that should be completed before the end of a workday for all employees to read. Things like making sure the trash is taken out, cleaning the kitchen areas, putting all supplies back into their spaces etc. Vacuuming or sweeping the floor space can be easily forgotten when professional cleaners aren’t being used, though it is necessary to not only have a nice floor to walk on, but to reduce the risk of dust mites and other disease producing bacteria that’s hanging about.
Basically, when it comes to keeping a shared space clean, it is about fostering a mentality of teamwork, knowing that all people will benefit from a tidy space, and that many hands make light work. When everyone chips in and does their bit, it will be a breeze. For companies that are ready to take it to more professional hands, then there are many cleaning services available for many different budgets.