Ask any businessman or woman just how difficult it can be to run a business and you will know exactly why they rarely have time for anything. Even though the vast majority of business tries their best to use methods and tools to squeeze out every last bit of productivity from their employees during a work day the fact is that even then they may not be fully satisfied.
The problem according to many experts is that in addition to a number of other factors an unaesthetic and untidy office kills productivity. Some people who are working in small and untidy offices may feel as if they are locked in and forced to work when in fact this may not be the case but it does still affect productivity. Also dirt can reduce employee efficiency since a dirty environment instantly reduces a person’s energy level instead of boosting it and no amount of coaching or counseling can raise it until that part of the office is not clean.
Below we look at five other ways in which good office cleaning can boost efficiency at any office.
Things are easier to find
A good office cleaning service will ensure that everything is clean and also in their places. Employees at times forget to for instance put files and drives back into their place. This often means that when they need it again they will have to search for it. The search can last anywhere from a few minutes to hours if the office is particularly cluttered.
However, if the office is clean and everything is put in its place finding something is quicker and easier. Most professional services will start by understanding where everything is kept in the office and then they will ensure that all these items are clean and also in their respective places. This obviously boosts productivity a great deal by reducing potential downtime.
Clean offices get more business
It goes without saying that a clean office looks professional. Usually, businesses that need to see clients in their offices like real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, banks etc. will need to make a great first impression, part of which is a very clean office. According to many experts clean offices stand a 75% better chance of securing a client as opposed to an untidy or dirty office. The reason being that people are psychologically turned off by dirt and clutter. So, in fact investing in a good office cleaning Sydney service will indirectly also mean that you make more money.
Improves employee retention
Losing truly brilliant employees is every employer’s nightmare. The thought of losing a team of great employees could also potentially mean that the business is temporarily dislodged from its spot in the industry. However, an extended period of being exposed to dirt and grime can cause depression, illness and even irritability.
When employees feel as if they are not wanted or that their work is not valued they are very likely to leave and the same goes for employees who just cannot work in a place that does not look and feel professionally clean. A recent survey concluded that a big part of why many employees switched jobs even though they were not getting a significant raise was because they hated their previous employer’s office.
You spend less time monitoring employees
When you outsource your office cleaning to a competent cleaning service you do not have to personally monitor the cleaners. Their own manager and company will deal with any complains that you have. This saves you time and this is time which you can put to other more productive uses. If anything you can use this time to hire more employees or communicate with your clients both of which are only possible when you have fewer distractions to deal with.
Your employees do not waste their time cleaning
There are some employees that hate working in an untidy room and an untidy workstation. So, they will spend a lot of their time tidying up their space on the company’s time. This reduces productivity not to mention its costing the company good, professional man hours. However, competent office cleaning companies Sydney like TST Property Services can help a great deal by ensuring that every part of your office is spotless.
Mark is one of the leading authorities on cleaners and cleaning businesses. He currently runs his own professional office cleaning service in Sydney, which has been providing services for many years now. He shares his experience via his blog and articles. His regular dose of how-to’s are also designed to help people save money by doing things themselves.