Benefits Of Good Housekeeping In The Workplace
When we hear the word-HOUSEKEEPING the next thing that comes to our mind is the dust, dirt, sweeping, etc.
Yes, this seems the actual meaning of housekeeping but when it comes to housekeeping at the workplace it is not limited to sweeping, dusting, etc but also includes arranging, shelving, etc.
If you are given 2 choices one where you are going to work at a place which doesn’t have things placed properly, there are things which are scattered here and there, the desk is not clear and full of dust, there are visible mug markings on the table, and you don’t get what you want because it is not properly organized.
Second, you are going to work at a place which smells fresh just when you enter the place, the place is dust-free, there are no dust markings, the things are properly arranged, you get things at the place where you are told to find and in a good condition, there are no scattered papers and objects here and there
So, here comes the question about which place you would prefer to work for? Obviously, you would opt for the second place as it is free of dust, clean, and you feel like going there every day and work with peace and in an organized manner.
There are many benefits of good housekeeping in a workplace out of which few are listed below:
1. Organization Reputation :
If the place where you are working is kept clean and tidy and is having good housekeeping facilities then it would create a good reputation for the customers, visitors and the employees working as well.
The stakeholders of the company are also confident about the organization as they are well aware of the working environment and the idea that the work is being carried out at a clean, hygienic and pleasant place.
2. Promotes a Good Working Environment :
A place which is good to eyes and touch will promote good working environment.
A good housekeeping will also lead to a safe working environment which is expected from all the workplaces where you would be working at!
3. Promotes Efficient Production :
A good working environment and efficient production work hand in hand. A good housekeeping at the workplace will ensure that the hazards, accidents and inefficiencies are eliminated for good.
If the unfavourable conditions and situations are eliminated that will lead to efficient production without any hassles and inaccurateness.
Thus, a safe working environment will lead to good employee productivity as it would boost their morale.
4. Crucial Step :
Housekeeping not only involves the cleanliness, but it also ensures a proper facility, equipment, work environment, areas and also the access routes which need to be kept clean.
Hence, it is a crucial step in preventing the injuries and improving the productivity.
As the employees spend almost 8-10 hours of their day working at the organization and if the organization is having a good housekeeping then it will promote good health of the employees and in turn increase production and ultimately lead to the success of the organization.
5. Adapt What We See :
The employees who see the clean work area will adapt clean working conditions and habits in order to get your work done in turn giving you a better quality.
A well organized, attractive work environment will lift the tone in which the work needs to be carried out. It reduces fatigue as you get things where you expect it to be and the extra energy on searching of misplaced things is saved.
6. Pride Of The Organization :
It reflects the pride of the organization. Also, it creates a picture of the management that the organization has and its attitude towards work.
A healthy workplace will create a feeling for the employees that they are at home and this working organization is their home too.
7. Effective Use Of Space :
If the products and equipment are kept properly in an organized manner it will use less space and thus the remaining space will be used effectively.
8. Reduce Property Damage :
If the preventive maintenance is improved and maintained properly it will lead to less property damage as there would be no collateral damage as well.
It is not only the duty of the organization to maintain the good housekeeping standards but also the responsibility of each and every employee working at that organization.
Good housekeeping and cleanliness often demonstrate organized material collection, tidy and clean workspaces, equipment and machine activity, as well as sufficient workplace lighting.
Such procedures will keep the workspace safe from potentially dangerous items or chemicals found in the work environment. This will also ensure that there are no problems in terms of you evacuating during an emergency.
Last but not the least if the workplace is well-ordered you yourself will feel like working over there. Hence, do it for yourself and not for others!