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An office is like an ecosystem, while every member of the team has their own unique workspace, there is a delicate balance that must be struck between their own space and that of the office on the whole. Cleanliness in the workplace is often an ethical issue, as it can contribute to illnesses and consequent absences if not addressed accordingly.
If you’re sitting at your desk reading this, you may want to brace yourself. The shocking fact remains that the average workplace desk can be 400 times dirtier than the average toilet seat! One of the largest factors in creating an unhygienic workplace is when workers eat at their desks. Did you know your desk is 100 times less hygienic than the average kitchen table? Yet almost two out of three (60%) employees say that they eat at their desk, causing crumbs to cultivate bacteria. We often think that a sneeze is the worst way to spread infection, but 80% of infections spread via contact with contaminated surfaces NOT to coughing and sneezing!
With that in mind we’ve published this quiz from the Cleaning Services Group to help you to determine what your desk says about you! Is your desk preened to perfection or overflowing with paperwork? Are you a neat freak or a chaotic workaholic? Your desk says more about you than you think, so discover your office personality with this simple quiz which allows you to describe your desk and work ethic, and identifies your office personality using the answers you provide.