After making sure that the business is thriving and running very stable, it could be the best time to start branching out to expand the company’s size and location of crew and services. The team must carefully plan on the location of the branch offices, the expected demographics of clients, and the expected output per branch. But one of the aspects of branching out that is always forgotten is how to maintain them. Branch offices mean more people needed to maintain the quality of the services, and more space and equipment to take care of. To do that, here are some ways to maintain the offices to be decent, clean, and clutter-free:
- Focus on cleaning overcrowded areas. Within an office, there are certain areas that could be dirtied down easily because of the number of people going to the area. Some examples of these areas would be the front desk, lobby, and comfort rooms. Newcomers to the office will immediately notice the quality of cleanliness the office has, so it is best to maintain these areas as possible.
- Place mats on doorways. An office with many employees and clients will experience dirt, dust, and debris coming in and out of the rooms, especially those particles coming from people’s shoes. Putting a welcoming mat along doorways traps the dirt, dust, and debris, thus lessening the frequency of cleaning floors.
- Maintain a nice aroma within the office. Using fresheners for each area is recommended to maintain a nice smell lingering around. Employees and clients may take in greasy lunches, or the office may smell of new paint, so the management should do something about these overpowering smells. Also, regular disposal of garbage can also prevent the office from smelling like a dumpster.
- Wipe dust from windows and equipment regularly. It is normal that dust and dirt accumulate even if the rooms they are in are unused. Wiping the dust and dirt away even every other day is a nice way to maintain them. Also, clients would not want to walk into a room where their fingerprints are recorded on everything they hold.
- Act on pest infestations immediately. There is a possibility that rats, mites, and other pests can infiltrate the location of the office. Always watch out for these because these can actually destroy wires, electronic equipment, and important documents. Call center and information technology companies usually call on pest control experts to exterminate the pests.
- Invest in a utility department. Each employee has his or her own responsibilities to make the business work, so it would be nice to hire extra employees who will focus on cleaning the facilities and equipment. This will save the company time and money in the long run.