There are many important aspects of running a company, keeping the office and the workspace clean being one of them.
Whether you hire an in-house team or outsource janitorial services, there are a number of concerns to consider. It’s important to ask the right questions and ensure that the janitorial team has the right tools and required skills to execute the tasks.
Here are the most common drawbacks of keeping your workplace improper.
Poor First Impression
Imagine a customer walks in and the first thing they notice is roaches crawling on the floor, or a foul smell inside the store. You’ll definitely lose customers as the word goes around.
You may even lose employees because of dirty toilets or cluttered working space. This doesn’t only apply to the floors and storage but your table as well.
Research shows that people who have messy desks and don’t tidy up their workspace come across as uncaring than their organized counterparts. This means that you’ll be leaving a negative first impression on new customers and clients who come into the store and sit across from your table.
Without proper maintenance, you also risk losing computers and other equipment as well as the threat of malfunctioning electronics.
Let’s take generators as an example. The buildup inside the generators can lead to malfunction, which will impact every device that’s connected to it, from the Wi-Fi routers to employee portals and your servers.
The result is long downtimes, the inability to process customer requests, payments and so on. Similarly, clutter in the workspace due to inefficient maintenance and poor cleanup can lead to mismanagement, misplacement and loss of important records.
Trip and fall accidents, allergies, and skin rashes can lead to medical emergencies that aren’t just bad for employee health but will also cost you in terms of lost productivity. Moreover, accumulating dirt and microorganisms in the air can spread diseases that are contagious and pose a health hazard.
Cleaning also ensures that everything is in its proper place. If there’s an exposed wire and someone touches it accidentally, the consequences could be fatal.
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