A productive workplace is essential to achieving business goals and maintaining a positive work culture. By maintaining good office housekeeping, you can encourage your team to keep the space they work in clean and clutter-free. In fact, a Staples workplace survey found that 94% of employees felt more productive in a clean office space, and 77% went as far as to say their work was of higher quality when the workspace was clean and organised.
With the sickness and absence rate increasing by 2.6% in 2022, according to the Office of National Statistics, equating to over 185 million days lost, it’s clear that it is in the employers’ best interest to make sure that office housekeeping is something that they pay attention to.
Here are some tips for excellent office housekeeping:
Create a cleaning schedule
Develop a cleaning schedule that outlines tasks that need to be done on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Assign responsibilities to specific individuals or teams to ensure accountability.
Keep surfaces clean
Encourage employees to wipe down their workspaces at the end of each day to remove dirt or dust. Use disinfectant wipes or sprays to clean commonly touched surfaces like keyboards, phones, door handles, and other surfaces that are likely to have been touched a lot. It’s also a good idea to remember that door handles, and light switches are often neglected and, as a result, are places where germs and bacteria can quickly spread from person to person.
Sort out supplies
Keep supplies and equipment organised and stored in their designated areas. Label cabinets and drawers to make it easy for employees to find what they need. This will help keep track of important documents and keep the workplace clutter-free.
Keep on top of waste management
Place trash cans and recycling bins in convenient locations throughout the office. This will help to ensure rubbish isn’t left on desks. Empty them regularly to prevent hygiene issues, overflowing, and unpleasant odours.
Encourage employees to keep their workspaces free from unnecessary items or clutter that can accumulate over time. This not only keeps the workspace clean but also helps improve focus and productivity as there are fewer distractions.
Keep the meeting and communal spaces clean
While you might focus on keeping workspaces clean, other office areas should not be neglected. Meeting rooms and break rooms or kitchens are high-traffic areas that can quickly become messy and unpleasant if they aren’t given a little TLC. Encourage employees to clean up after themselves, assign individuals to keep these areas clean in your cleaning schedule, and invest in regular deep cleaning of these areas by a professional cleaning team too.
Hire an office cleaning company
Keeping on top of a cleaning schedule can be difficult in a busy office environment. If you want to ensure you stay on top of office housekeeping tasks, why not call in the services of professional office cleaners to help you?
These tips should keep your office housekeeping under control and your workspace clean, organised, and conducive to effective working.
Why Choose Alliance for Your Office Housekeeping?
We are a highly experienced, dedicated team passionate about providing the very best office cleaning services across the UK. If you are looking for office housekeeping services, look no further.
We offer a wide range of effective cleaning services to ensure your office remains clean, fresh, and hygienic – leaving you and your employees to get on with what you do best.
We are proud to use sustainable, eco-friendly cleaning products and methods to ensure we do our bit for the planet while delivering an effective, efficient service. Our daily office cleans are great value, and our deep cleaning service can save you time and money, boost your reputation, and make your office a pleasant and safe workplace.
If you want to know more, contact our friendly team to discuss your needs today.