(This is a contributed post)
Cleaning is rarely a priority when we’re starting a business. There’s so much more to think about and do. More important tasks that need our attention, and frankly, if you are a business owner, you might feel as though cleaning is below your pay grade.
To an extent, you are right. You do have more creative things that need your time and attention, and there are many crucial business tasks that only you can do. But, you don’t have to clean yourself to understand the importance of it. Cleaning teams and Magic Abseiling can help to ensure that your office or workplace is clean and tidy, which can have multiple benefits. Let’s take a look at some of them.
A Clean Office is Professional
Whether your office regularly welcomes in customers and clients or is primarily home for your staff members only, how it looks is important. A clean office makes you look more professional. It elevates your brand and creates a more professional and cohesive image. Even if only staff members, delivery drivers, and the occasional visitors see it, your professional image is essential.
Your image isn’t only important for professional reasons. It also helps you to welcome people in. No one enjoys walking into a messy space that’s filled with clutter, dirty and smelly. You might just want to walk straight out, and the first impression certainly won’t be a good one.
Remember, that a good first impression is crucial. It sets the tone for your meetings and interactions. If a customer walks in and is overwhelmed by an unpleasant atmosphere, they are much less likely to make positive decisions. If they walk into an office that’s clean, tidy and looks and smells pleasant, they’ll be in a good mood, and you are more likely to get good results.
A Cleaner Office is a Safer Office
An office that is filled with clutter can be dangerous. There are tripping hazards everywhere, and more profound problems with the building and its health and safety can easily go unnoticed. Keep it clean and tidy, and there will be less clutter to cause you harm, and any other issues will be easier to spot. It also means that you’ll always be able to find what you need more easily, which can save you time.
It’s Also Healthier
A dirty office isn’t just dangerous. It can also be unhealthy. Mould and mildew can grow around windows and in damp areas, which can be harmful and cause reactions. The air might be dusty and stale, which over time can affect your lungs, and a lack of natural light might mean that your team struggles to fight off illness and infection.
You’ll Have a Happier Workforce
A combination of all of these factors can have a negative effect on the happiness of your workforce. If they are struggling with coughs and colds all of the time, they’ll never feel great. A lack of fresh air can mean that they feel fatigued and stressed out. They might feel like they are wasting time looking for things that they can’t find or avoiding mess and spending time in an untidy, perhaps even smell environment is never going to boost anyone’s mood.