A clean and organized office leads to better employee morale, fewer sick days, and longer-lasting equipment.
And while many of us can personally attest to the positive feeling of walking into work right after a professional office cleaning, these aren’t just anecdotal claims. In fact, several studies over recent years have proven the benefits of routine office building cleaning.
HLW International LLP’s study of 400 managers and employees is just one of many studies that have found that the productivity levels of employees are heavily influenced by the cleanliness of their office. In this particular study, the influence was so significant, in fact, that those offices that were studied reported an average 5% productivity gain or $125,000 revenue increase for a 100-employee office with an average salary of $25,000.
What leads businesses to receive such a significant increase in their productivity? Here are three reasons.
A Clean Office Results in Improved Employee Morale
The feeling of walking into an office that is clean and lemony fresh isn’t only nice – it’s important to the morale of your employees. After all, who wants to work close a foul carpet? Keep their lunch in a dirty fridge? Or use a restroom that has not been maintained?
And when work becomes stressful, having an office that is at least clean and organized is one less thing your employees need to worry about. If not directly beneficial to your employees’ morale, it can at least reduce the number of distractions and lesser stressors they may encounter throughout the day.
Your employees deserve – and expect – a comfortable and sanitary working environment. A clean office shouldn’t be a luxury and it doesn’t have to be an extravagance, either. Even a one-time carpet cleaning, hard surface cleaning, deep refrigerator cleaning, or deep restroom cleaning on top of your routine cleaning schedule will go a long way in communicating that your business matters as well as your employees.
A Clean Office Results in Fewer Sick Days
According to the International Sanitary Supply Association, sick days cost businesses more than $225 billion dollars each year and result in a 54% loss in productivity.
When you stop to think about all of the ways your employees come in contact with germs throughout the day, however, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
Desktops, according to a study from the University of Arizona, have approximately 25,000 germs per square inch. They are followed by office phones which were found to have almost 21,000 germs per square inch. In a separate study by WebMD, researchers identified break room sinks, microwave door handles, keyboards, refrigerator door handles, and coffee makers as hotspots for office germs.
And while even just the thought of wiping down every surface of your office at the end of an already exhausting work day can cause you stress, the most practical solution is to simply have your office professionally cleaned. Considering the high demand for commercial cleaning services, it’s clear that professional cleaning services are what your business needs to be competitive, on top of being productive.
A Clean Office Results in Longer-Lasting Equipment
Your equipment puts in long hours, too.
Neglecting to care for your office equipment can lead to malfunctions and avoidable expense. Even something as seemingly innocent as dust blocking your computer’s fan can lead to significant damage.
In lieu of frequently replacing your equipment before its time, employing commercial cleaning services to help you clean your equipment in addition to other areas of your office may be a better investment. And, instead of wasting hours to hunt down parts or ordering replacements, letting commercial cleaning services care for your equipment is an option that requires no additional time or effort on your part.
A Clean Office Results in Better Productivity Overall
Improved employee morale, fewer sick days, and longer-lasting equipment – with all of this in mind, as well as the cost of a critical mistake that may result from a disorganized environment, it becomes clear that the cleanliness of your office impacts your bottom line.
What are positivity, efficiency, and profitability worth to your business?
Anago Cleaning Systems can help you maximize each of these for less time and less expense. Whether you need routine office building cleaning or a one-time cleaning job, our cleaning professionals will swiftly and efficiently keep your office in its best condition. Contact us today and experience first-hand we’re the commercial cleaning service that will keep you running smoothly!