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Everyone, no matter how much they love their job, has days where they’re much less productive than normal. You stumble into the office two minutes before you’re supposed to start gripping a coffee, and start to dread the workload ahead of you. You plan on putting things off, and talking your way out of the bigger jobs that you just can’t be bothered doing.

These days aren’t just bad for workload, but they’re bad for your career too. So what can you do to improve your productivity in the office?

Keep it clean

The first step towards a productive office is to ensure that it’s a clean environment. People are less inclined to work hard in an office that’s cluttered and filthy. Here at SCS Cleaning Services we provide complete office cleaning solutions so that you and your team can stay on top of your game.

Plan ahead

At the end of each day scribble down notes about the tasks you need to get done tomorrow. Why does this help?

Having a list of work that needs doing can help you stay organised. Plus, you will know exactly what needs to be done the minute you walk into the office in the morning.

Remove distraction

An office is full of potential distractions. The people talking on the other side of the room, social media sites, your emails – they can all take you away from your workload. There’s no big secret here, if you want to remain on point you need to remove all the distractions.

Purchase headphones to drown out the office noise, ask for social media sites to be blocked, and limit yourself to checking your emails every few hours.


Drinking plenty of water is good for you in a whole host of ways, but it can help you attention span too. Purchase a good water bottle and take it with you to work. Keep it on your desk and you won’t have to get up every 20 minutes to refill your tiny plastic cup.

Have your own reusable bottle is much better for the environment too!


Staying chained to your desk from 9-5 isn’t going to help productivity. You need to get up and leave every now and again. Take your focus elsewhere.

Dinner is the best time to do this. Head out for lunch, or if you take your own lunch in, eat it and then go on a walk!

If you would like us here at SCS Cleaning Services to help you keep your office looking pristine on a regular basis, you can contact us here.