Top 5 Tips On Getting The Most From Your Office Cleaners
Do you enjoy working in a clean and tidy environment? The answer would most likely be a resounding ‘YES’! Cleanliness in the workplace plays a huge factor in work productivity. A clean and tidy office creates a safe, comfortable and inviting environment for employees to work in. It also reflects well on the company when clients pay a visit. Hiring business cleaning services or professional office cleaners to do the job is a common practice as they have all the right equipment and skills to get the task done well. There are a few things we can do to help them do the job more efficiently and get the most out of your office cleaners.
1) Clear communication
Clear communication is the most important aspect, especially where instructions and expectations are concerned. Provide the office cleaners with clear and detailed instructions to ensure that your expectations are met. It is worth discussing and agreeing on any ad hoc or special cleaning needs (for eg. after a function or party) with them beforehand too. Providing them with a list of your instructions can help to avoid any miscommunications and misunderstandings. If you are not satisfied with the job, it is important to provide feedback as soon as possible so they can make changes accordingly.
2) Clear the clutter
Have a workplace policy for the employees to always keep their workstations tidy. Inform them on when the cleaners will be coming so they can tidy up the clutter on their desks before the scheduled cleaning day. Time would not be wasted trying to move files and stacks of papers out of the way to wipe down the desks. Most importantly, clearing clutter lowers the risk of misplaced items and losing any important paperwork. Clearing clutter off the floor would be helpful too. Carpet cleaning can be done easier too when there are minimal object/items left on the floor. This would certainly help the cleaners to do their job more efficiently and effectively.
3) Schedule cleaning time
The best time for office cleaners to clean is when no one, or few employees are around the office. It could be before/after business hours, or the weekends. Avoid having them over during normal working time. Employees would find the vacuum noises too loud and distracting. Some might need to move from their desks for the cleaners to wipe them down. It just makes more sense to give the cleaners and the employees the space they need to work without interruptions, a win-win situation for both parties.
4) Update any changes
Remember to update the office cleaners on any changes in your usual office schedule. For example, if you plan to have a function or a huge office party, there would certainly be more mess to clean up. Out of courtesy, it is also polite to inform your office cleaners beforehand. They will be well prepared to handle the cleaning task at hand and not be shocked by it when they arrive. Always keep them updated on the layout and upgrades of the office to assist them with their cleaning routine so they can make the most of their cleaning time.
5) Be realistic
Be prepared to pay for the type of cleaning services according to the needs of your office. Do remember that office cleaners are humans too. If the office is messier than usual, do not expect the job to be done in an hour. A thorough clean would need more time and effort. If there is a particular section or area that needs deep cleaning, give them more time or have it cleaned more frequently instead of once a week. By making the time frame more acceptable, your office cleaners would not feel too overwhelmed by the workload. You will also be able to maintain a good working relationship with them.
Having professional office cleaners take care of the cleaning of your office is an investment for your company and employees. O’Shea’s has been professionally cleaning offices for over 26 years with a long list of clients who will attest to the quality of our work. Some of our commercial clients include Hotel Grand Chancellor, Defence Housing Australia and COPE to name a few. Contact us today for an obligation-free quote.