The Harvard Study explores how a clean workspace might help the individuals using the space stay focused and persistent in getting projects and assignments done. The research compared two focus groups constructing a puzzle.
Participants who were placed in a work area that was cluttered and messy gave up trying to complete the puzzle in eleven minutes. However, participants placed in a tidy and neat workspace managed to operate on the puzzle for eighteen minutes before calling it quits.
The second focus group was then asked if they would be willing to pay $10 more per month for their commercial cleaning services Chicago if it meant having access to a cleaner and tidier environment? Over half of them said yes! For businesses this is great news as it means they don’t have to worry about spending time cleaning their office spaces when they could be working on other projects that will grow their company or reach new customers.