Over the past two years, when many employees worked from home, loneliness has been a common theme – and yet there is some real reluctance now that returning to the office is becoming more normal. So how can you encourage your workers to return to the office? We look at simple steps all employees can take.
Create a better working space
Offices used to be closed-off and separated, but now your space is much more likely to be light, bright and open plan. This can feel like a lot of change for employees who have become used to working in their dining rooms. So make sure the office is appealing. This means keeping windows clean and clear, providing ergonomic furniture, and introducing green plants, which can create a sense of being in touch with nature and brighten even darker corners.
Don’t reduce your cleaning
If there are fewer people in the office space, it can be tempting to slow down on your cleaning regime. This is actually the last thing you should do. Employing contract cleaners to provide office cleaning will keep the office looking attractive, and assuage the doubts of employees who are worried about their health in shared spaces.
Keep checking in
If you have employees who aren’t ready to come back to the office and can work from home, keep checking in with them to see if they would perhaps like to integrate into the office environment slowly. This could be popping in for a cup of tea, working on-site or a couple of hours, or just visiting to see how appealing the office can really be!
With these tips, you can create an office environment that your employees feel more comfortable in. Whether this is a part time proposition or they will be working hybrid for now, keeping the office clean and ready is vital.
Get in touch with Associated Cleaning Contractors to make sure that your office is sparkling clean for everyone – we offer the professional cleaning Manchester-based businesses trust, including window cleaning. Let us know how we can help you create a space your employees want to come back to.