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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Guidance

May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo 2011
Guidance is celebrating its 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Spring Cleaning event, hosted by the company’s environmental committee, Guidance Green. While organizing their desks with eco-friendly cleaning supplies and recycling bins, employees will enjoy delicious aperitivos – mouth watering guacamole and taquitos, chips and salsa, and tempting beverages.

The initiative was spearheaded by Guidance’s CIO and head of Guidance Green, Jon Provisor, who believes that an organized desk translates into an organized mind, helping employees be more productive and feel more comfortable at work.

A January 2011 survey conducted by OfficeMax revealed that 90 percent of Americans admit that disorganization at home or work has a negative impact on their lives. Many believe that their productivity (77 percent), state of mind (65 percent), motivation (53 percent) and happiness (40 percent) are also negatively affected when there is disorder. Moreover, 20 percent of Americans report that clutter also harms their relationships with other people.

Employees will be encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible when cleaning their desks. Discarded items that are in good condition will be on display for other employees to pick up.

Now, if you’re wondering what does Cinco de Mayo and Spring Cleaning have in common, your guess is as good as ours! But we found that it is much more fun to “think green” and clean while celebrating Mexican heritage in America.

The Cinco de Mayo Spring Cleaning takes place today Thursday, May 5th at 4:30pm. Make sure to check our Facebook page on Friday for pictures of the event!