Our Top 3 Benefits of a Healthy & Hygienic Office
For our first ‘BIC Tips’, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of a healthy and hygienic office. Of course, you should not assign your employees with cleaning duty, instead invest in dedicated cleaning staff or hire a professional office cleaning service. As a provider of such service, we have spoken to many different office-based employers over the years and here are the top 3 benefits based on our feedback;
1. Visitors get the Best Impression
A clean and hygienic office environment can make your company appealing to visitors such as interviewees and welcoming to any potential clients.
Unkept floors and coffee rings on surfaces can give a negative impression that you have a chaotic and unorganised method of working and visitors and clients can be put off by this. When it comes to securing an important deal with a client, first impressions will go a long way. Clean reception, office space and meeting rooms can create confidence in your ability to organise. Our clients often comment on how they have more confidence to invite important potential clients to their premises after using our contract cleaning service.
Having a clean and hygienic office shows that you can take care of your employees and you are efficient and ready to take on new clients.
2. You Stand Out From the Competition
Whatever sector you work in, When it comes to the mind of the average client and returning visitor, a consistently clean and healthy work environment implies a superior quality final product or service. Naturally, visitors will most likely associate your entire brand based on what they see in your office environment.
Having a regular cleaning schedule carried out by dedicated cleaning staff or a commercial cleaning contractor will greatly impact how your office space looks and feels. In turn, this will have a positive effect on organisation and efficiency and thus the products and services you might be offering.
Don’t let a messy work environment result in a long-term customer choosing your competition. Keep up to date with regular cleaning tasks and ensure your office space and brand shine.
3. Happier, Healthy Employees
If you want a happier and healthier workplace, you should reiterate to your staff the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic personal office space. An unclean workspace environment is an excellent breeding ground for various germs and allergens, which can lead to avoidable time off.
The building manager should also carefully consider the current cleaning schedule. In a worst-case scenario poor hygiene maintenance in ventilation systems, for example, can contribute to ‘sick building syndrome’ as well as a host of other discomforts for the staff occupying the building.
Your staff may spend up to a third of their time at the workplace so you should carefully consider keeping it as clean and tidy as possible. By carefully considering your office cleaning schedule you make sure that your workers are comfortable while doing their jobs and you will see the benefits. Employees will be more productive, efficient, and more importantly, happy.
Happy office staff represent of your brand and business well and can be considered as a bonus asset in your business marketing. Happy employees in a clean office environment will positively discuss work with their friends and families and be much more likely to promote products and services they’re involved in. This is all good, free maketing via word of mouth and promotion on social media platforms.
If your office staff are unhappy with their work environment, they are less likely to participate in any type of business-related promotion. Also efficieny may suffer as a result of working in a messy and unclean workplace. So the importance of a well thought out office cleaning schedule cannot be understated.
BIC PLC is a professional contract cleaning company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and serves customers from many sectors throughout the North of England. Please consider bookmarking this page and check back with us periodically for updates if you found our information of interest.