A Clean Office Increases Productivity At Work

Businesses often consider many things when searching for methods of increasing office and workplace productivity, this includes changing schedules, layouts, and office design. However, have you ever considered the impact that office cleanliness has on the productivity of your business and employees?

Here at Cleaning Academy we can provide cost and time efficient solutions for office cleaning in Milton Keynes, to learn more or to make an enquiry, please give our team a call on 0800 707 6722.

3 Ways Office Cleaning Helps To Improve Office Productivity

As expert cleaners, we’re well aware of the many issues presented by unhygienic working conditions, including workplace productivity. So here’s a list of three ways that utilising an office cleaning solution can boost your employee and office productivity.

  1. Office Cleaning Enhances Wellbeing
    If your employees are working in an untidy and unclean workplace, it’s understandable that ill feelings may start to foster. After all, if a business isn’t prepared to keep the workplace clean for their employees, the employees may start to feel that their employers don’t care about them, which will naturally cause workplace morale to fall. Happy employees are productive employees.
    As such, improving office wellbeing is a superb method of boosting productivity, and making sure that the working environment is clean and hygienic is a quick and easy make your employees feel valued in the workspace. Whilst many blogs and articles may talk about extravagant office installations to improve wellbeing, it’s important not to underestimate the serious impact of a simple solution such as a quality office cleaning service.
  2. Clean Environments Help To Reduce Distractions
    Did you know that “it takes an average of 25 minutes to return to the original task after an interruption”? [Source: Nytimes.com] An unclean environment can be a very distracting workplace, with things such as dust affecting allergies, the present of pests such as fruit flies distracting employees by flying around desks, or perhaps just the smell could be , after all the stench of stale air mixed with months of dust and dirt.Additionally, it’s important to note that by utilising the skills of a professional office cleaning company, you’ll improve the productivity of your workplace as your staff will no longer need to neglect their duties in order to clean and maintain the workplace. After all, whilst at first asking employees to ‘chip in’ to clean up may seem like a great way to save money, every minute they spend cleaning their workspace is a minute they’re not doing the job you’re paying them to do; in addition to distracting them from their main tasks, the tasks that you are paying them to do.
  3. Workplace Hygiene Is Linked To Workplace Sickness
    When left in unclean and unhygienic conditions, office environments are breeding grounds for all sorts of nasty microorganisms, this includes some very dangerous bacteria and viruses. Workplace sickness is especially harmful to workplace productivity because if your staff is on sick-leave they’re unable to work, which is quite simply wasted productivity. As such, it’s essential that you keep your workplace as hygienic as possible in order to reduce office sickness to as low as reasonably possible.

    Did you know that the average employee loses nine working days a year due to sickness? Many contagious illnesses can be contagious before symptoms start to appear, which can allow for it to quickly spread amongst co-workers, as such it’s essential that strict hygiene and thorough cleaning practices are implemented.

    However, it isn’t just about contagious diseases spreading amongst staff members; you also need to be concerned about the harmful bacteria and viruses we previously mentioned. In fact, the average office desk harbours 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Workplace surfaces such as desk phones, keyboards, and other office items could be covered with all sorts of harmful viruses as well as bacteria. In fact, the flu virus can linger on unclean surfaces for up to 24 hours.

Ensure Your Business Is Compliant With Health And Safety

It’s important to maintain a clean and hygienic working environment, after all you have a duty to ensure that the health and safety of your employees are protected as far as is reasonable and practical. The specifics of which are defined in the Health and Safety Act 1974.

We understand that for many businesses and professionals, legislation can be very confusing, especially if it’s related to an industry you’re not familiar with. So don’t risk non-compliance, talk to a team of expert cleaners, such as The Cleaning Academy.

Office Cleaning In Milton Keynes From Cleaning Academy

As an experienced cleaning business that covers the entire South East including London, Kent, Essex, Surrey, Berkshire, and the Home Counties, we’re the ideal choice for any business in the South East of England that need office cleaning services. Additionally, our services are available on an easy to understand 30 day rolling contract. We don’t believe in tying you down to long contracts; we’re confident in our abilities and the skills of our expert staff. As a client, you’ll have a monthly meeting with your area manager and our managers will meet with your cleaning team at least twice a month, ensuring that high standards are maintained.

If you would like to learn more about our cleaning service or if you would like to make an enquiry, you can speak to a member of our team by calling 0800 707 6722. However, you can also get in touch with our team using the internet. You can send your enquiries to us by email at enquiries@thecleaningacademy.com, alternatively you can speak to us by filling out the enquiry form on our contact page or by reaching out to a member of staff on social media.

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