Admit it: Running a business is tough. With so much to do, you and your employees are focused on ensuring that the work gets done, so who has time to clean? However, did you know that a clean office can actually improve your business and employee productivity?
It might sound odd, but making sure your office is clean needs to be a top priority. In fact, keeping an office clean is proven to keep your employees happy, healthy and more productive.
Learn how hiring a professional cleaner can greatly improve your business below:
Did you know that a keyboard can harbor up to 7,500 different bacteria at once? Or that viruses such as the flu are able to stay on dirty surfaces such as desks and equipment? Constantly having employees calling in sick can cost a pretty penny. In fact, studies show that the average cost for employee absence equates to 36 percent of the base payroll.
Luckily, there are ways to reduce the number of sick days your employees take. By keeping your office space clean, you not only reduce the risk of viral infections but also ward off possible bacterial infections found in common work areas.
Improved Air Quality
Dusty office equipment, carpeting, and upholstery can reduce indoor air quality. Even if the area looks clean, dust can become embedded within the fibers or carpet and furniture. For employees who suffer from asthma or allergies, this poses a significant risk to both productivity and overall health.
Regularly scheduled professional office cleaning that includes dusting of all hard surfaces, vents, vacuuming of carpet and even cleaning upholstered furniture not only improves indoor air quality but also reduces the number of sick days overall.
Creates a First Great Impression
It’s important to remember how important first impressions are. When new customers come in, you want to make sure they’re relaxed, comfortable and feel welcomed. Office spaces that are dirty and have stale-smelling air can be the difference between a one-time customer or turning the same customer into a returning customer. Having a fresh-smelling, clean space for them to wait lets them know how things are behind the scenes.
Every business owner knows that time is money, but did you know there is a correlation between productivity and office cleanliness? A clean office works as an incentive for your employees, make the space more comfortable and increases the desire to produce. Less clutter means higher levels of efficiency. And let's not forget about the common areas, which in the kitchen and even the water cooler. Employees who stay in the office for lunch usually do so because the space is inviting.
On top of having increased productivity in the work area, a clean office can also reduce stress levels. It also improves the morale of your employees, which leads to an increased workflow.
So, if you're ready to make your office space happier, healthier and overall more productive, contact Inside-Out Commercial Cleaning today and get ready for a cleaner office tomorrow!