It’s allergy season, and that means that some of your top performers at work could be experiencing a slouch in productivity as they’re combating irritation and in some cases, flu-like symptoms. Even if you don’t have windows that can open in the office space, it’s important to keep a cleaning crew on-hand more so than usual in order to help combat allergies.
According to Web MD, air filtration systems can go a long way in helping employees who are suffering from allergies. However, it’s important to have them changed regularly, if not more frequently than normal, in an effort to keep the air clean of outside particles that could be causing allergies to flare up. Additionally, the news provider suggests being mindful of items such as pillows, cushions and other soft objects that can collect particles and make it more difficult for people with allergies.
Going the extra mile in cleaning for allergies doesn’t just help employees; it’s also a smart business decision. According to Fast Company, an estimated 50 million people suffer from allergies, causing work productivity to suffer. Because they have constant feelings of cloudiness and fatigue, they’re unable to concentrate as much and may even be more lethargic on the job.
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