Should your cleaning contract change in a hybrid office? Life has changed considerably since the covid pandemic. Many office workers have started working from home permanently. Working from home has suited a lot of businesses, with lower office electric bills etc, others are worried about less productivity and staff morale being affected. There are however many benefits for staff working from home, no commute, travel costs, fuel etc.
So many businesses have met in the middle and created hybrid models, this is when staff work some days at home and some days in the office. Sounds perfect doesn’t it?
However, this has many businesses wondering if they need to alter their commercial cleaning contract.
Here at Champion Cleaning, we think the regular cleaning schedule should be kept, as dust and dirt don’t stop due to less staff on the premises and there are many benefits to a regular clean.
Read on to find out why we think regular cleaning should continue in hybrid offices.
COVID is still around
Things may feel like they have gone back to normal, but COVID, and other nasty germs,are still around. Therefore, we still have to ensure we keep our places of work clean and safe for our staff. Although we advise you to keep your regular cleaning schedule, a change of cleaning times may need to be looked at to best keep the office free from germs and bacteria.
If your cleaning schedule was every Tuesday and your teams change shifts on a Thursday, then a Wednesday evening would be the best time to clean. Ready for your new shift of staff, reducing the chance of germs being spread between staff teams.
Dust and dirt are still around even when staff aren’t
You would think there would be less dust and dirt in the office with less people around, well think again as this unfortunately isn’t the case. Dust continues to be airborne and with less people around more of it will settle on your workstations and around the office.
Dusty offices do not present an impressive meeting place for clients and customers. The toilets and canteens will still be getting dirty when used by the staff that are not working from home. It is still very important to keep your regular cleaning schedule for these areas. The cleanliness of the canteen and bathrooms mustn’t slip in any work setting for the health of your staff.
Review your cleaning contract
Before you decide to cancel, take some time to review your cleaning contract to ensure they are coming on the right day, cleaning the right places etc – it could be that they could focus, instead, on areas that now have more traffic than others or that weren’t prioritised before but they need it now.
Good, regular, hygienic office cleaning is still very important in a hybrid working office. If you are looking for a good commercial cleaning company, call Champion Cleaning Services on 01925 850657 today.