When you consider all the things that are important in your business, where do the services of your office cleaner come? Chances are that like most office workers you wouldn’t even think to put the cleaner who diligently works to keep your workplace on the list! Why would you? They’re “just the cleaner” right?
WRONG! The cleaner is of great importance to any office. They are the people who ensure that you have a nice place to work. That when you come into the office each morning the reception shines, wastepaper bins are empty and the entire office doesn’t have a lingering smell of stale coffee. Imagine what it would be like if the cleaner didn’t come in. Would the magazines be piled up neatly, inviting someone to read them while they wait? Could you enter the photocopying room, or would the wastepaper basket be overflowing, creating a barricade to anyone wanting to walk in there? Would your desk be visible under the things you threw carelessly into the trash can and missed? We won’t even talk about what might be lurking in the office staff coffee area!
An office cleaner isn’t just the person who vacuums the floor and takes the rubbish out. They are people who are there to make your life easier. They provide you with a clean working area in which to start your day. It doesn’t matter how much mess you’d made yesterday because when you arrive to begin a new day, it’s as if yesterday’s staff party never happened. There’s not a piece of furniture out of place, not a red wine stain to be seen. Your office is presenting a professional image to the outside world, and that’s due to your office cleaner’s hard work!
So if you’re in the office when your cleaner arrives today, or you arrive as they are about to leave, let them know how much you appreciate the role they play in your business. Say, thank you for keeping the working environment clean and fresh. Whether you like your job or not you can be sure that you’d like it less if you had to clean the staff bathroom before you started each day!