Due to the pandemic, many businesses have implemented hybrid work schedules. Changes in your daily operations mean adjusting your office cleaning standards.
If you’re thinking about implementing a hybrid business model, ask yourself:
- How do I create a comfortable working environment for hybrid employees?
- When do I need a hybrid cleaner?
- How can I create a schedule that suits my business?
Keep reading to discover the unique needs of hybrid spaces and learn how to develop a comfortable working environment.
If you and your employees only work in the office part-time, your cleaning schedule shouldn’t be as intense as an office that’s full of people every day. You’ll need to adjust your janitorial schedule to fit your hybrid work schedule to make sure you’re properly budgeting for cleaning services.
Here are some questions to consider when implementing a hybrid cleaner:
- How many people work in your office?
- What days of the week are you in the office?
- How often are you and your employees in the office?
- What shared spaces do your employees use the most?
Your answers to these questions will determine how often your office requires cleaning service. To create a comfortable working environment, we recommend scheduling janitorial service on the days people are out of the office or on the day immediately after employees are in office. The choice is entirely up to you and depends on your business’s unique needs.
Follow these tips to create a comfortable working environment and improve your office’s cleaning solutions:
Shared spaces require the most attention when it comes to commercial cleaning. Determine the high-touch areas in your facility so your commercial cleaner knows what to focus on the most. These areas include:
- Appliances (refrigerator, microwave, etc.)
- Door knobs
- Light switches
- Elevator buttons
Reducing germ transmission in these areas keeps your employees healthy and helps cultivate a comfortable working environment.
For a successful hybrid work model, business owners must ensure their office is safe. Investing in personal hygiene items for your company allows you to provide a clean, comfortable working environment before inviting your workers back.
The recent pandemic highlighted the role proper sanitation procedures have on your employees’ health. Luckily, you can invest in a few items to keep your workplace safe, such as:
- Sanitizing stations
- Hands-free restroom appliances
- High-capacity paper towel dispensers
By giving your employees supplies they can use in their daily office routines, you help create a safe and comfortable working environment
Communication channels are the foundation of successful companies. A comfortable working environment won’t stay comfortable if you’re unable to implement feedback on what methods work the best.
Encouraging your employees to voice concerns about sanitation measures helps you improve procedures and accommodate your workers’ needs.
Adapting to an ever-shifting work landscape is challenging for business owners and employees alike. By continually providing a comfortable working environment through these changes, your hybrid employees will feel safe and valued.
If your business has a consistent work-from-home schedule and you know which days people are in the office, plan your cleaning services ahead of time. Contact your janitorial provider and give them a set schedule so you’re on the same page. Planning ahead means you’ll know exactly when to expect service and you won’t need to worry about forgetting to make appointments since you’ll have the same schedule every month.
If you need a commercial cleaning partner who can accommodate your unique schedule, look no further than Brenner Facility Services. We provide customized office cleaning solutions for hybrid setups. Our experienced technicians understand how a clean office creates a comfortable working environment.