Productivity Pays… It’s Time for Some Workplace Cleaning

The state of the physical environment of your business often takes a backseat to upcoming deadlines and responsibilities. Why worry about the cables under a desk when the monitors are working just fine?

Among the overlooked areas, server closets and employee workstations stand out: these are epicenters of your business’s productivity, but they aren’t getting any attention! The saying “out of sight, out of mind” is completely true here, leading to a situation in many businesses where these critical areas become cluttered, disorganized, and, frankly, a bit of an eyesore.

However, the impact of a messy server closet or employee workstation goes far beyond aesthetics. Not having organized technology poses significant risks to the efficiency and reliability of your company’s network, potentially leading to increased downtime and a less productive workforce.

The Hidden Cost of Clutter

A cluttered server closet isn’t just an organizational nightmare; it’s a recipe for disaster. Poorly managed cables and overloaded servers can lead to overheating, which in turn can cause hardware to fail prematurely. This risks data loss while forcing your network to operate at reduced efficiency!

The consequences of such disorganization can be surprisingly expensive. Consider the scenario where cluttered systems and networks cause employees to work just 10% slower. This seemingly small reduction in speed accumulates rapidly over time, resulting in significant financial losses in just a matter of weeks.

This loss increases with your number of employees: for a business with a substantial number of workers, the cost of decreased productivity can be astronomical, easily running into thousands of dollars lost in operational efficiency.

A Clean Workplace Is a Productive Workplace

Regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance of your technology can significantly increase network reliability and speed, as well as improve your business’s image for any clients or prospects (who isn’t impressed by walking into a spotless doctor’s office or building?)

Organizing cables and continually ensuring hardware is in good working condition keeps efficiency on the top of your mind and prevents downtime.

The benefits of a clean and organized workspace extend beyond metrics of efficiency: it can also have a big impact on employee morale and job satisfaction! A clean, well-organized environment is conducive to focus and a relaxed demeanor, helping you to work to your best ability. In contrast, working in a cluttered, disorganized space can be a constant source of stress and frustration!

Implementing Effective Cleaning Strategies

Taking control of technology clutter requires a concerted effort and a change in how businesses view their physical workspaces. Here are some strategies to consider:

  1. Regular Audits and Cleanups: Schedule regular inspections and cleanups of server closets and employee workstations (especially the server closets). This includes physical cleaning, cable management, and the removal of obsolete equipment!
  2. Educate Employees: Make sure employees understand the importance of a clean and efficient workspace. Provide training and resources to help them manage their physical environment effectively so that things such as cables don’t get out of hand.
  3. Get Help from Local Experts: If you don’t know where to start, reach out at [] to get in contact with our expert team. We can manage all aspects of technology housekeeping from cable management to storage, making sure that your server closets and workstations are kept neat and accessible.

A clean and organized workspace is not just about maintaining appearances; it’s a critical component of your productivity! We can help you address the clutter effectively: just ask for some of the Before and After pictures we have from previous cleanups!

Remember, productivity pays… and it starts with some workplace cleaning.