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Clean Desk Policy
With the implementation of a clean desk policy we want to achieve the following objectives:
Improve cleanliness of the company
When desks are clean and all areas of the company are free from paper and clutter, the office looks clean and efficient. People feel more comfortable in a well organized environment and guests will have a good impression of the company.
Improve protection of confidentiality & private data
A lot of information in our company is confidential and needs to be protected from unauthorized access by internal or external parties. The application of a clean desk policy reduces this risk compared to an environment without such a policy and all kind of staff on the tables.
Improve our productivity
We strongly believe that a clear desk will increase productivity because less time is spent searching for items. It also helps focussing and keeping a clear mind.
Enable usage of hot desks
With the implementation of this clean desk policy we are able to share desks between several employees. This reduces infrastructure costs and increases flexibility to change seats depending on projects or schedules.
When you are at your desk
When you temporarily leave your desk
When you leave your desk