Office cleaning can eat into any corporate budget and leave businesses struggling to afford what may seem to be even more important outgoings. As such, in many cases, cleaning contractors will no longer be used and businesses will try – and often fail – to do the cleaning themselves.
Trying to clean offices without the aid of a professional company can cause many problems, not only seeing individuals drawn away from far more important tasks, but also seeing morale drop and seeing the cleanliness of offices fall at the same time. Instead, companies should look at ways of reducing the cost of hiring reputable office cleaning companies to ensure that their offices are hygienic, attractive and certain to boost morale rather than drain it.
One solution is with subtle changes to the workplace. For example, Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam put a picture of a fly in every urinal in the airport and found that this reduced their cleaning expenditure dramatically as men had something to aim at and in turn were less likely to dirty the floor.
Using this type of gentle nudging throughout a workplace will help reduce the workload for any cleaning company and in turn reduce the amount you will need to pay. However, finding companies that are good value for money will also be important. The difference in quality and price from one company to the next can be vast, and by finding one that offers low prices but maintains an excellent reputation, your business could save a great deal of money in no time.
Choosing a company that are too cheap will usually leave one facing higher costs in the long run, so whilst price will be important, being certain that a cleaning company will do the right job first time will be just as important to ensure you are getting good value for money.