According to the dictionary an investment is defined as - the action or process of investing money for profit or material result. The term material result is what intrigues me and is how it applies to the cleaning business. When you invest money into a cleaning company service to come into your office or work space and provide a routine cleaning you are not going to see a direct profit.
However, let’s look further into how you get a ROI (return on investment) and uncover where the profits can come from.
Recurring Cleaning Office is Beneficial
Whether you have a 50 thousand square foot office or a 1000 square foot shared work area a clean workplace is a first impression you want to impose on visiting potential clients. A recurring office clean is likely not going to cost a fortune because of the abundance of companies to choose from so you can examine how many times a week you want and find a company that provided what you are looking for and at the price within your budget. It is worth it!
When a new employee or client enter the space and sees a clean / welcoming and inviting office it instills confidence as well as giving the impression that you pay attention to details and have an efficiently running business. If you have a dirty work area you are telling potential clients that you lack the professionalism it takes to maintain your own office. This could potentially result in a walk away or contract termination.
For the small fee it takes to have a recurring cleaning company it is well worth the impression leaves and is a seen result!
Recurring Office Cleaning Results
The results that a cleaning company has on your employees is something that is a tangible number which leads to a better return on your investment.
On average an employee spends 8 hours a day in the workplace and you want them to have a level of comfort while they are working.
“A dirty office can increase the number of health problems employees experience. This can reduce productivity dramatically while increasing costs for the business. Dust, allergens and other particles in the air can lead to respiratory problems and skin irritation.”*
It is no mystery that a happy and healthy employee is a more productive employee which leads to higher profit margins and overall attitude. There are more than 100 times of allergens inside than outside, and your employees are breathing them in everyday which could result in sick days or even more health concerns. The less days people call out sick the more they are going to get down which positively affects the bottom line.
Maintain your office clean
It is important to educate your employees on how to keep a clean and healthy workplace but it’s important not to task them with that chore. Let them come into a sense of ownership over their area and that will organically lead them to cleaning and caring for their space which breeds confidence which results in a higher productivity.
Investing into a recurring cleaning of your office has an abundance of benefits which can be seen on a multitude of levels. Call us to learn more about the benefits and the cleaning options we have for your office. Talk soon!
*Boosting Productivity in the workplace: Why clean makes a difference. ( 2014 April 30 ) Retrieved from http://rabidofficemonkey.com