No matter how often you urge your employees to keep the office clean and tidy, their busy schedules will sometimes result in dishes piling up in the kitchen or dust gathering on desks. Other times, it might just be lazy employees contributing to a disorganised and dirty office. You probably don’t think about the importance of keeping your workspace in order as it’s just makes sense to rinse the mugs and mop up the stains on the floor. But, there are plenty of reasons to keep your office in a ship shape condition, and for the purpose of this post, we will explain the top four.
Projects a professional image
When clients visit your office, it makes sense that you’d want to make a great impression. Believe it or not, but neither the type of refreshments you serve, nor your expensive equipment will leave a lasting impact on them. It will likely be those dirty windows and smudgy boardroom tables. If your office looks messy and disorganised, your clients will make the assumption that you’ll present your work in the same manner. A clean and tidy work environment not only looks appealing but will show clients that you look after your employees, thereby inspiring confidence in doing business with them.
It creates a healthy environment
Bins that are not emptied on a regular basis can attract roaches and other bugs. Surfaces that aren’t dusted can create poor air quality. Both of these can pose health risks for your employees. Roaches are known to spread disease and bacteria while dust particles can worsen respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma. When employees become ill, it can decrease workplace attendance and productivity.
It reduces safety hazards
In terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), employers are legally required to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and free from risk to the health of the employees. Poor housekeeping may not be something you’d immediately associate with occupational hazards but a spill on the floor or office clutter can easily cause someone to trip, slip, or fall. You do not want to be slapped with a lawsuit so you will be better off preventing accidents, injuries, property damage, and downtime by hiring professional cleaning services.
Better employee motivation and performance
Yes, people get more done if they don’t spend half their day cleaning the kitchen or aren’t booked off due to an onset of allergies caused by dust. But did you know working in a clean office can also help employees think more creatively, boost their energy, and motivate them to work more efficiently. Research by a study by the Staples Corporation discovered that 94 percent of workers reported feeling more productive in a clean workspace, while 77 percent said they felt they produced a higher quality of work in a cleaner environment.
We know that keeping your office spotless can be a lot of work and that some deep cleaning services charge a big chunk of your budget. No one wants to spend their workday cleaning the office and your employees certainly don’t have the energy to do household chores when they have deadlines to meet. Let Imperial Cleaning’s deep cleaning services provide you with a consistently dirt-free, decluttered, and welcoming office space – at affordable rates. Contact us for a quote today.