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National Clean Your Desk Day


What is Clean off your Desk Day?

Clean off your desk day is exactly that, an opportunity to clear up and clear out workspaces, ready for the new year ahead. A clean, organised workspace enables people to work more effectively and helps increase creativity and productivity.

We know, this one sounds more like a fun day than a flagship calendar event. However, many workplaces have clear desk policies in place, and it is a great way to remind everyone of the policy or introduce one (without a telling off) and share the benefits of having a clear workspace.

Clean off your Desk Day and Employment

There are many benefits to Employers and Employees for having a clean and tidy office, desk, or workspace. This day is a good opportunity to allow employees some time dedicated to clearing off and cleaning up their workspace, depending on the space it could range from 1 hour for a single desk to half a day for a warehouse station or engineering room. Reminding employees of the benefits will create an understanding of the importance which include:

  • Increased productivity and better focus
  • Better first impressions
  • Improved data security if sensitive documents are properly stored away and not left out.
  • Reduced health and safety hazards
  • Improved health and wellbeing because of:
    • Reduced bacteria
    • Good working posture
    • Reduced stress
    • Improved concentration
    • A happier environment