Hybrid work is definitely here to stay. In fact, having employees in the office some of the time and working remotely at other times is likely to increase. A recent AT&T study found the hybrid work model is expected to grow from 42% in 2021 to 81% in 2024.
If you’re the office manager overseeing a hybrid workplace, the responsibility for keeping the environment safe and hygienic falls on you. Determining how often you’ll want the offices cleaned can be challenging.
As a janitorial service in Brighton, we’ve found that the following factors can help guide the decision:
1- Do customers, clients, or potential investors come to the hybrid workplace? If the answer is yes, it’s in your best interest to have the workplace cleaned at least weekly. If customer volume is significant enough, daily cleaning may be in order.
2- Do any of your staff have or live with someone with chronic medical conditions? One of the reasons remote and hybrid work are preferred by some employees is because it helps them protect their health. For this reason, if the answer is yes, it’s in your best interest to have the workplace cleaned at least weekly. A thorough cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of the workplace helps prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
3 – Is your organization currently under a lot of pressure to meet goals, be more productive, or otherwise deliver top notch results at this time? The University of Arizona recently found that employees who work in a clean and organized environment are up to 15% more productive than those who work in a messy, cluttered environment. If you want the best from your team, we recommend having the workplace cleaned at least weekly. Even if all of the employees are not in the workplace at the same time – or for the same amount of time – they will all benefit from having a clean, safe workplace.