People don’t like dirty places. People like clean places. This is especially true for the workplace.
When people show up at work and things are dirty or disorganized, they don’t like it. Are you happy when you walk into a dirty restroom? I didn’t think so! And when people are unhappy, they become irritable and difficult to get along with. This leads to damaged relationships and unproductive workers.
Here are a few examples:
- Have you ever “lost” something and become frustrated with the clutter and the people surrounding you?
- Have you ever tripped on clutter and become angry with everybody around you?
- Have you ever walked into a dirty room and started griping at those around you?
You probably answered “yes” to all three questions. Most people do. Unfortunately, getting frustrated with others and griping at them damages your relationship with them. It creates tension between people and in the workplace in general.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. If you clean up the building, or hire somebody to clean it, these frustrations can go away and relationships and productivity will be improved.