Whether or not first impressions are to be trusted remains an endlessly debated question. Yet it appears that, rightly or wrongly, first impressions stick. First impressions of a workplace can linger particularly. A clean office is essential to keeping clients, customers, employees, and associates comfortable and content. By ensuring that everyone who enters your workplace gains the best possible impression of your company, you are helping to secure positive and profitable working relationships.
In utilising a professional cleaning and maintenance service within your workplace, you could be creating the following first impressions:
‘This company has everything under control’
If a potential client is visiting your office for a meeting, you want to create a calm and collected atmosphere. Cleanliness is paramount to achieving this. Even the smallest of details – dusty desks, stained windows, grubby door handles – create an impression of carelessness and chaos. A business associate needs to instantly feel at ease. They should remember your office for its pristineness and professionalism, as opposed to being the office that served them water from a smudged glass, slid over to them across a greasy table.
‘This company pays attention to the details’
Having a professionally cleaned office means that every room, every inch of the workplace is immaculate. Expert cleaners are meticulous, and can focus particularly on facilities most used for business, for example, the reception area, meeting rooms, and bathrooms. New clients and potential customers become aware of that instantly. If your office is maintained to such a high standard, its visitors and employees immediately perceive your company to be detail-orientated and mindful. This speaks volumes about the way business is conducted within the clean workplace they are so impressed by.
‘This company recognises its responsibilities’
A clean office not only makes an impression upon its clients and customers but upon its employees, too. Companies have a responsibility to their employees to provide a clean and well-maintained space for working. As such, it is important to make a good first impression with prospective employees. In an interview situation, for example, a great candidate may decline a role within your company if your office appears unclean – a dirty workplace is not attractive to anyone. You need to prove that you genuinely care about working conditions and the comfort of your employees.
‘This company is successful’
Employing a professional cleaning and maintenance service gives a general impression of success. If your company has the need for such thorough maintenance and has the resources to hire such cleaning services, it must be a productive, prosperous, and thriving business, one which its owners and directors invest into. The benefits of creating this impression are endless.