A Healthy Office
We’ve all had a messy desk or workspace at some point. Most businesses with office space tend to hire a professional janitorial service to clean their facility on every day or weekly basis. The choice to hire a comprehensive cleaning service may seem excessive, but the benefits of promoting a clean office space are 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 handwashing, no toilet paper are just a few common issues.
A clean work environment puts 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 employee’s 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 a sensible approach to a more efficient work environment – for your customers and employees.