Especially in the current climate it’s vital for shared areas such as offices to maintain unimpeachable standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Ensuring premises are clean is vital for any business, not just when it comes to robust COVID-19 protection but also to create a positive environment and send a message in terms of what the business is about. There are many more reasons to maintain high standards when it comes to office space cleanliness – these are just some of the benefits of investing in it.
Ensuring public health standards are being met
Bacteria thrive in dirty environments, and this can lead to staff illness and absence. Sickness not only has a detrimental impact on the way that staff feel about the environment that they work in but also when it comes to productivity. In the current climate, effective cleaning is vital to help stop the transmission of viruses such as COVID-19 and to guard your workforce from the debilitating impact of those who are not able to work because of it.
Creating a positive impression for clients and visitors
Anyone visiting your premises will make a quick judgment about it based on cleanliness. If it doesn’t meet expectations that people have then they may simply turn and walk out of the door or leave with a negative impression. A clean office space demonstrates professionalism, attention to detail, and shows that it respects the people who work there.
Clean environments boost productivity
Messy, dirty office spaces can have a significant negative impact on productivity and be very distracting. The old saying ‘tidy space, tidy mind’ really does apply when it comes to creating an environment in which employees can work efficiently and well. So, if you want to ensure that you’re getting the most from your workforce, a clean office space is going to be essential. It’s also a key part of ensuring that the office is well organised – which will be vital to day-to-day smooth running.
Boosting staff morale
Creating the right working conditions for your team also sends a message in terms of how much you care about their physical and mental health. People who are working in a clean, well-looked after environment are much more likely to feel valued than those who are navigating a workspace that is neglected. Valued employees are more engaged with the business, more committed to its future and much more likely to go the extra mile to ensure its success.
The safety element
A disorganised and chaotic office environment where cleaning standards aren’t being prioritised can be full of safety hazards. From empty boxes left lying around, to spills that are not cleaned up and become a slip hazard or even crumbs left on the kitchen table, there are many ways in which this can manifest. The less care the business takes, the less care employees are likely to take too so it’s vital to set an example where cleanliness standards are concerned.
From meeting the requirements of public health regulations to improving productivity within the business these are just some of the benefits of keeping a clean office space.