Many employees think of their workplace as almost being a second home for them. They certainly spend enough time there that it can feel like a home away from home. A good employer tries to make their workplace feel like a nice place to be – a clean, healthy and supportive working environment.

A lot of business owners find themselves looking for ways to increase the productivity of their employees, but one thing that they don’t realize is that if they make their workplace a better place to spend time, that can often work out well for them in other ways too.

Cleaner workspaces are safer spaces. Offices see a lot of through-traffic, and it should come as no surprise that they can be a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. There is an increased risk of people getting sick in a busy workplace, and this means that you lose productivity, and that your staff are unlikely to want to stick around.