Northern Commercial Cleaning | Workplace Communal Areas



Do you own a business or work somewhere with a communal area? If so, you’ve probably had your fair share of issues when it comes to keeping the kitchen or break area clean – and you’re not alone…


In a study conducted in 2019 by OfficeTeam, as many as 44% of workers identified making messes for others to clean up as the most annoying behaviour in company break rooms.


“Since the kitchen is a common space, some workers may believe it’s someone else’s responsibility to keep it clean and organised,” – said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam.


A messy communal area frustrates employees causing them to be in a negative mood at work and therefore reducing productivity levels. Simply put, a dirty communal area means employees are miserable and less likely to pull their weight at work.