While obviously working is the most important thing that people need to focus on while in the office, respect for common areas is also essential. By being respectful of these places, one can convey to their superiors their professionalism and thus may be seen in a better light by managers.
Most companies have a common kitchen where people store their lunches, make coffee and heat up food in the microwave. This is a nice perk to have but often times people allow the kitchen to become dirty, assuming that someone else will clean up their mess.
One of the biggest problem spots in the office kitchen can be the refrigerator. The refrigerator is a great place to store one's lunch, but it is important to be considerate of others by keeping one's lunch in as small a container as possible and making sure not to let food languish in it for weeks on end, taking up valuable space.
Another important part of the office kitchen is the microwave, but many things can splatter in the microwave. While it may be tempting to get to one's re-heated Chinese food right away, taking a few seconds to wipe the microwave clean can go a long way.
Dahn Yoga teaches that often what someone is thinking is reflected in his or her environment. By keeping the office tidy, one is demonstrating that their mind is focused, clear and ready for work.