Unhygienic office habits

If you work in a communal office, you’ve probably seen some pretty unsavoury things from your work colleagues. But do these include unhygienic office habits? Well, the chances are, yes. With poor office hygiene and etiquette, come ill health, poor productivity and an increase in employee absenteeism. So what are these habits? And what can you do about it? Well, here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. From domestic homes to retail centres, we offer professional and thorough cleaning services for a range of businesses across Preston and the surrounding area. As a result, we have produced this guide to the top Unhygienic office habits.

Unhygienic office habits

Diarrhea, colds and flues, and skin conditions are just three examples of the dangers awaiting your colleagues and employees, when they work in an unhygienic office environment. Offices in general tend to be quite busy places, with people coming and going daily. In this kind of environment, surfaces such as desks, telephones and keyboards can easily become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses that will spread across your staff. And when you consider the communal kitchen and toilet areas, it’s no surprise that employee absenteeism is a real issue for businesses. But much of this could be avoided, simply by practicing good hygiene.

The most common unhygienic office habits

So, what are we doing, or not doing, in an office environment that could contribute to unsanitary conditions? Well, there are a range of common habits, including:

  • not washing hands after visiting the toilet
  • sneezing and coughing with no tissue
  • eating over the desk
  • leaving dirty plates and food debris in the communal kitchen
  • not emptying full bins

So what can you do about these habits? And how can you help to create a healthier workplace? Well, a regular, professional cleaning company could take care of it for you. By thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and areas of your office, bacteria, germs and viruses will be eradicated.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Cleaning North West.