Office cleaning: essential for business, or simply a luxury?
We often have to assess what is essential for the company to run. We tend to focus on what will deliver value to our customers, and what will generate more sales.
This raises an important question, is office cleaning a luxury or a necessity for business?
First, let’s look at your team and resources.
In order for your business to deliver the best possible products or service, what are the key activities that your team must be undertaking?
If you were to write a prioritised list of these activities, you would probably find that cleaning the office is a low priority.
However, what is the impact on your team of working in poor environment?
According to the University of Minnesota, “Visual “noise” increases stress. A cluttered, dirty environment can cause us to feel worried, sad, or helpless.”
Furthermore, in the study, “The Effect of Physical Environment on Mental Wellbeing”, the authors note that “working adults spend a large portion of their day in the workplace.
It is therefore important for individual wellbeing that work spaces are attractive and comfortable, enabling individuals to be productive.
Choosing an office cleaning company
Choosing the most trustworthy and professional business will mean that you can focus on what is essential for you to do. Rather than spending time managing the shortfall of an organisation that is not committed to the relationship with you.
Managing an independent cleaner wmay look like a more cost effective option on paper. However, when you add in the hidden cost of management time and processing the necessary paperwork, the cost rises considerably.
Health and Safety
Further to the key activities and the mental state of your employees, there are health and safety considerations. You are required by law to provide a safe environment for your employees and meet regulations. This includes having the COSHH approved documentation for cleaning products.
Only you can decide whether engaging an office cleaning company is appropriate for your business but we hope that we have helped you consider the question.
If you would like to discuss this further, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you on whether it is right for your business and possible solutions.
Please call us on 01279 413 641 or complete the contact form on the website. We are the trusted office cleaning company for many prestigious clients and growing businesses across London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent. We are proud of the long-standing relationships we have with our customers and services we provide.