Spring is in touching distance and with lockdown easing, seeing many people go back to work in the office, there has never been a more perfect time to have a spring clean in your office. Whether you make it a team building activity that everybody can be a part of upon return to the office or get the office spring cleaned before your employees make their return, it will definitely make a difference.
SORT OUT YOUR STORAGE
Its a no brainer when it comes to spring cleaning you need to go through your storage and paperwork, having a proper clean out of old paperwork. Although we would like a paperless office, it is virtually impossible, so clearing out unnecessary files will really help you to clear space, reorganise and refresh your storage system to make sure its easier and more efficient when it comes to finding files.
This can also be a great opportunity to sort out your digital storage too, making sure that everything is filed correctly and old, irrelevant documents and emails are disposed of to offer a much clearer and organised online workspace too.
CLEAN OUT DESKS
Cleaning out desks should be happening more often than just during a spring clean, however with the sudden shut down of business over a year ago now, it is more than probable that desk clean outs have been slack and in dire need.
Your desk should only hold the most important things that you will need during your working day, ensuring that these essential items are easy to find for you to be able to stay motivated and focused on the task or project you are working on.
A good desk clean out has been proven to improve productivity in employees if they use personal desk space, and provides them with a better working environment.
OPTIMISE NATURAL LIGHT
Something that can be generally overlooked is the quality and optimisation of natural light in your office, and there’s no better time to re-evaluate your office design to achieve better natural light than Spring.
Making sure you are allowing as much natural light into your office space as possible will help to achieve better motivation, more positive moods and increased productivity from your employees. You can improve your office’s natural light by having windows cleaned regularly, have desks facing windows and reducing the amount of time you are using artificial lighting.