The 3 Reasons Why a Clean Office is so Important!
A clean office is so important not only for your customers and visiting clients, but also for your employees. When you hire a commercial cleaning service, you are investing in your business’s image and success, workplace safety and your employee morale.
1. People will notice an unclean office even faster then they notice a clean one!
“In the first 30 seconds upon entering your establishment, a new customer forms his or her first impression of your business. Impressions begin to form even before a customer steps through the door, as he or she relates the outside appearance of your building to the quality of product or service inside. Are You Displaying The “Right” Business Image To Attract Customers?” Steris Corporation, January 2009
Think about the message you give to customers and potential clients when they come to visit your place of business. If they walk in and notice the reception area is not clean, maybe dusty and cluttered, and the waiting room is full of old magazines and newspapers, chances are they have already made a decision about your business. You have undermined your success without having said a word.
How your place of business looks and feels, reflects your companies values and the way you do business. If your business looks unclean, potential clients may see that as lacking professionalism and make incorrect assumptions about your services and products.
On the other hand, if a customer or potential client walks in to your place of business and it smells clean, has today’s paper and current magazines, neatly stacked and feels clean, their experience with your business is already a much more positive one and you have communicated the message you WANT to communicate; that you care about your customers and your employees.
2. Clean bathrooms will impact your business through your customers and your employees
“Since customers value cleanliness, they will seek out specific stores that are reliably clean. Certain parts of the store, such as the restrooms, are especially important because the customer relates the cleanliness of restrooms to the cleanliness of other parts of the facility. People are uneasy about the spreading of germs and bacteria, and failing to keep the restroom up to customer standards deter people from returning and hurt overall business.” Small Business Brief,©2006-2008
It is crucial that your bathrooms are clean for both your customers and your employees. As you know, bathrooms are the place in the work environment where the worst germs can breed and spread. If a customer uses your bathroom on a visit to your office and finds dirty toilets and unclean floors, this sends the wrong message about your business.
Your employees can also be negatively affected by dirty bathrooms, as it can cause them to become ill from touching unsanitary sinks, faucets and other surfaces. The great thing about an office cleaning service, is that you won’t have to cringe every time a client walks into your bathroom and you can feel confident in knowing your employees will have fresh anti-bacterial soap to wash up with.
3. Workplace productivity will be improved by a clean work environment
“Offices across the world have germs covering a wide array of surfaces that cause employees to take an average of seven sick days per year.” Convenience Store Decisions, September 2008
A clean office makes your business a healthier place to work; therefore decreasing employee absences, increasing work productivity. You communicate the message that you care about your employees by having a clean work place. A clean work place boosts the morale of workers. Your office becomes a more pleasant environment in which to work.
When you as an employer make the investment in keeping your office clean, you encourage your employees to do their part in maintaining the office. Leadership starts at the top. People will be more likely to clean their desk and clean up after themselves in the kitchen as a result of your leadership.
Keeping a clean office is important for your customers and clients as well as for your valued employees. We hope you will take the time to call us for a free consultation to learn more about our services and how we can help you to have a cleaner, safer more productive work environment!
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