Importance of Office Cleaning
Based on personal experience, whatever state of mind you are in, the conditions of the room you walk into will either help or degrade your mood. This will affect how the rest of your day will go and the way you accomplish the tasks you had planned to achieve in the space.
In the workplace, a tidy office space helps me feel less stressed and overwhelmed despite the fact that I have a lot of work on my agenda for the day. Additionally, the time I go to the pantry at work and find it clean and tidy, a clutter-free pantry is conducive to calm and peace. This also eliminates my requirement to leave the office completely for a moment to “cool off” or get recharged. In addition, it makes having an evening meal at the kitchen counter more enjoyable.
Benefits of Office Cleaning
In light of the above, Let us go through the various reasons and go into detail on their significance to the business, company, and the people who work in it.
- Customer Experience
Imagine entering someone’s space or home that is messy and untidy, and you are able to pick dust off any surface. What thoughts do you think about when you attempt to “ignore” the environment and concentrate on the reason to enter the room?
Think of yourself as a customer looking for a supplier. Imagine this is the first time you’ve ever experienced with this company. As a visitor or customer, what do you think of if you walked into the office of this supplier and the reception area cluttered with many folders and papers and you were unable to glimpse the receptionist’s table? Then, what do you think if the receptionist invites you to a meeting space before you sit on an armchair and an airborne cloud of dust floats all over the place?
Should the company take care of the product or service they offer or even consider you their customer? I doubt it. So, in addition to the products and services that you provide to your customers, having a tidy and welcoming office space must be on your list when it comes to your business’s operations.
- Health, Safety, Productivity and Efficiency
According to a British consulting firm, at the start of the year, employees cost businesses thousands of pounds, high double-digit losses that result from the loss of productivity caused by employees being sick or going to work even though they are sick.
This is not a surprise given the fact that working sick will not result in you working as efficiently or as effectively as if you’re not ill. Additionally, since the majority of workplaces are enclosed when you are sick, it can make you unfriendly to colleagues since you increase the risk of spreading infection and viral disease.
In contrast, if you take a sick day and need to leave work, you can’t expect staff to constantly step in to help and complete the job when you’re recovering. In addition, when they do this, they may be jeopardizing their work schedule when they take for you.
- Workspace Atmosphere
In addition to the positive office’s impact on your employee’s well-being as well as productivity and safety, A clean office creates positive vibes. Thus, it creates an enjoyable environment to live in and work in. This is a contributing aspect to employees’ satisfaction and general morale. We all know that happy and healthy employees lead to increased efficiency, and this is beneficial for businesses in general.
- Overall Maintenance
According to a British consulting firm, at the start of the year, employees were costing companies thousands of pounds, in the high double-digit losses due to productivity losses when employees call in sick or are still working even though they are sick.
Do Not Do It Yourself, Hire a Professional
Indeed, having your employees responsible for the cleanliness of their workspace isn’t an issue for your overhead expenses. However, there’s an overhead cost implicit that arises when employees clean their personal space, in addition to their jobs, which you paid them for initially. This is a risk to the productivity of your employees. While doing this, you risk the morale of employees who might not be used to cleaning their rooms.
Additionally, there are certain tasks you shouldn’t let your employees perform, for example, carpet cleaning, HVAC (Heat Ventilation, Heating, and Air-cooling) maintenance, and common areas (pantry and toilets) maintenance if these tasks are not performed properly or even can lead to many health and safety hazards in addition to raising your costs for overhead utility bills.
This is why it is advisable to employ a professional office service company to take care of the office maintenance and cleaning on your behalf. Professionals are more experienced and knowledgeable in the techniques used to complete these difficult tasks. A bonus when hiring experts to help you is that many are willing to work outside of office hours or even on weekends.