March 13, 2024

Elevating business success through workplace cleanliness

A tidy and well-maintained workplace is essential to fostering a positive work environment, presenting a professional image to clients and visitors, and ensuring the health and well-being of your staff. Research published in The Harvard Business Review found that our physical environments significantly influence our emotions and behaviour, underlining why regular cleaning should form an integral part of overall business operations.  

There is so much more to workplace cleanliness and hygiene than simply an evening clean once your staff members have gone home; businesses need continuous, comprehensive, discreet, and bespoke cleaning services to provide comfortable and safe environments that empower your team to be the best and that set the right impression for visitors.  

As a sector-leading business or an ambitious SME, you cannot afford to work with a substandard facility management provider for your cleaning and hygiene needs.  

So, what day-to-day housekeeping services should you look for when choosing a cleaning provider to elevate your business’s success?  

Communal area cleaning and meeting room preparation   

Lobbies and reception areas serve as the first point of contact for visitors and clients. The state of these areas can influence how an individual perceives your company – either instilling confidence and trust or shattering positive impressions – so it is vital to ensure you are setting the right tone with a tidy and well-maintained welcome area.   As such, frequent monitoring and cleaning of these areas – including emptying rubbish, and cleaning countertops and floors – are vital tasks for cleaners to complete on an ongoing basis to maintain a welcoming and hygienic atmosphere. 

Similarly, meeting rooms are used by both visitors and staff members, so it is essential that cleaners keep the space organised and hygienic, with chairs neatly arranged, refreshments in order, and presentation equipment functional and clean.  

Tidy meeting rooms and welcome areas help to foster a positive brand image, demonstrating to clients, visitors, and staff members that your business values order, compliance, attention to detail, and workplace safety.  

Dusting and surface and floor cleaning 

Cluttered or unkempt spaces can pose safety hazards – both in terms of creating a risk for accidents to occur, such as trips and falls, and in creating poor quality indoor air, with dust, allergens, and pollutants left on surfaces. Frequent cleaning and tidying of floors and surfaces, including dusting, can help to prevent such risks and promote a safe working environment.  

This work includes regular vacuuming or sweeping of floors to remove dirt and debris, having cleaners on hand for spot cleaning of spills and stains, and periodic mopping and floor maintenance to keep surfaces clean and polished.  

In addition, frequent dusting of surfaces such as shelves, cabinets, and electronic equipment is vital, alongside cleaning and sanitising frequently touched surfaces, including doorknobs and light switches. 

Kitchen, breakroom, and washroom cleaning 

A clean workplace helps to minimise the spread of germs and bacteria, leading to fewer illnesses among staff members and consequently, reduced sick leave. Kitchen and breakout areas can be a hive for contagious illnesses to spread – poor food hygiene can also lead to foodborne illnesses – so continuous cleaning of surfaces, including countertops, sinks, and appliances, as well as washing dishes, emptying and cleaning refrigerators, and maintaining a tidy breakroom, are all essential activities for workplace health.  

Frequent monitoring and cleaning of workplace washrooms and restocking associated items is essential to maintain a hygienic workplace and must be an ongoing focus for cleaning teams.  

Desk and workspace cleaning 

A clutter-free and organised workspace enhances concentration and focus, leading to increased productivity; it also makes it easier for staff members to find necessary documents, and resources, streamlining workflow and reducing time wasted searching for items. 

Organising and tidying up individual workspaces is therefore essential to create a neat and clutter-free environment, with wiping down desks, workstations, and other surfaces to remove dust, fingerprints, and stains an essential task of the cleaners.  

Contact the experts at Pyndar  

As expert facilities management providers, we believe in the power of workplace cleanliness to create and maintain environments in which our clients can thrive, grow and make their difference.  

We take the time to truly understand your corporate culture, your ways of working, and your priorities for your business, your customers and your people. Armed with this knowledge, we can tailor personalised cleaning and hygiene packages that work around you day-to-day and support your wider goals and ambitions; we also cover broader facilities management, including specialist services, maintenance and repairs, and compliance.  

We employ environmentally friendly cleaning practices, such as using eco-friendly cleaning products and minimising water and energy consumption, and our cleaning staff are skilled at working in a discreet manner to maintain a clean and comfortable environment without causing disruptions to the daily workflow.  

A clean workplace is not only essential for the health and well-being of your staff, but also plays a key role in fostering a positive work environment, increasing productivity, and presenting a professional image to clients and visitors; as a sector-leading business or an ambitious SME, you cannot afford to work with a subpar facility management provider.   

To find out more, please call on 020 3488 1280, or email transform@pyndar.ukor visit ourcontact page. 

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