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Survey: A clean office encourages productivity this flu season

October 17, 2013

TORONTO — As flu season approaches, it may be time to break out those cleaning supplies, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer, according to a press release.

But keeping a clean workspace may not just be good for your health, as a recent customer survey by Staples Advantage Canada, the business-to-business division of Staples, indicated that maintaining a clean and tidy workspace increases productivity, the release stated.

According to the release, a resounding 94 percent of the customers polled said they feel more productive in a clean workspace, with 77 percent stating they produce higher quality work in a clean and organized environment.

In addition to being more productive, 60 percent felt that better implementation of health and wellness guidelines would decrease illness at work, the release noted.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.