How can cleaning services increase employee productivity?
5 Ways Your Clean Work Environment Means Better Business
You know what it feels like to come home to an untidy home after a hard day at work. It doesn’t do any good for our mental well-being, especially when we’re already tired. And it’s likely to make us feel frustrated, maybe even discouraged. At best, it’s just no fun. And nobody wants that at the end of a busy day.
Well, the same can be said about arriving for work in an unkept work environment. The office is a space that we must report to and share, and it can have a severe impact on employee attitudes if the space is unclean and unkept.
By contrast, a clean, cared-for office space has many benefits. Here are five simple reasons that a clean workspace means happier, healthier, productive and responsible employees.
Good Air Quality
Dusty carpets and upholstered office furniture affect the air quality in the office. Regular, proper cleaning of fabric surfaces is a must. A good process means cleaning the office chairs, wiping the floor around them, vacuuming the fabrics, and paying attention to other fabrics in the facility. This process frees the office from bad air quality and guarantees a more tidy work environment.
Better Health and Wellbeing
Clean office space has a direct and positive impact on the health and well-being of employees and visitors. Unwiped floors and uncared-for surfaces invite germs, viruses, and bacteria.
This, in turn, increases the odds of people becoming sick. Productivity is lost, operating costs go up, and no one wins. Taking regular preventive measures to clean and disinfect the office cuts back significantly on these risks.
Improved Stress Management
A clean space is a positive space, at work and elsewhere. And while we may not always notice that direct link, a tidy, welcoming office space reduces stress and improves the mood and morale of your team.
A well-kept and clean office space gives a more professional appearance and makes it become a productive work environment. When visitors come to your office or workspace, the atmosphere they arrive in influences their first impression. The cleaner your office, the better your chances of making a great first impression and winning that business. And of course, your team feels that company pride, too.
A mess is distracting, and that goes double at work. No matter how much your team loves their work, the 9-to-5 is an obligation. And after so many months and years where so many worked remotely, workers don’t want to come back to the office and feel like they want to leave as soon as they walk in.
However, when we arrive to work in a fresh-smelling, dust-free, clean and crisp environment each day, it’s a lot easier to start off on the good foot and face the new day with a smile.
Regular professional cleaning helps you achieve all these benefits, making your team happier and leaving you with less potential liability caused by the health risks associated with shared, communal spaces that are not regularly cleaned. And when cleaning is performed more often, it’s less time-consuming.
Moreover, when people see that their work environment is clean, they’ll be more likely to respect it and contribute to helping keep it that way. It’s a lot harder to leave a dirty mug or plate lying around or a wastebasket overflowing when everything else around us is tidy and neat.