A Healthy Office
We’ve all had a messy desk or work space at some point. Most businesses with office space tend to hire a professional janitorial service to clean their facility on an everyday or weekly basis. The choice to hire a comprehensive cleaning service may seem excessive, but the benefits of promoting a clean office space are an advantageous, worthwhile, and valuable.
Here are a few reasons why you should fork out a little extra dough to keep those around your office environment healthy and happy.
At a Glance
First impressions matter. Your building reflects the quality and professionalism of your company. The public will often judge a book by its cover, and in turn, believe they will not be taken care of if the workspace is not taken care of. Often times a company will focus on the office space while the restroom facilities take a turn for the worse, leaving employees and customers disgusted. Dirty seats, no paper towels for hand washing, no toilet paper are just a few common issues.
A clean work environment put people at ease and tidiness is key to efficiency. First impressions in the business world are so important; you can’t afford to lose those customers due to lack of cleanliness.
Values and the Bottom Line
The health of your employees should matter to you as a business owner. With people working in such close proximity, it’s important to prevent the spread of germs. You can keep your office sanitary by using anti-bacterial cleansers for hands and computers.
Injuries and illness have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. Employee morale and absenteeism will undoubtedly affect the output of a labor force in a less organized environment. Generally speaking, a healthy workplace equals a healthy workforce. Not only is good health among employees good for productivity and morale, but it is the perpetual gift of keeping health care costs down. This type of win-win situation is worth the investment of hiring a professional janitorial service.
Organization and prioritization of office duties should also increase the efficiency of your work environment. No one looks forward to cleaning the restroom after a long, hard day at the office. Sometimes office management duties are dispersed amongst team members who undeniably dread end-of-day clean up.
These employees are simply overqualified and the ten minutes they spend cleaning could be used making a valuable connection with a prospect or lead. No doubt, those subjected are thinking; “What does this have to do with selling?” or “I didn’t sign up for this!” It’s important to keep your employees task oriented without the pressure or distraction of emptying trash cans and other disgusting duties.
Pride of ownership is one intangible benefit of a clean office environment. Show your clients and customers you are someone who cares about the success of your business by illustrating strong organizational skills. Flaunt your integrity by taking the sensible approach to a more efficient work environment – for your customers and employees.
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Benjamin Coffman has been writing and blogging in Minneapolis, Minnesota for many years. He writes for Leone’s Building Service a Twin Cities – Minneapolis, Minnesota cleaning service. He also writes for a swarm of other local and national companies. You can follow him on Twitter for access to more mind-blowing blog posts.