Technology and globalization have made the world of business a level playing field for small and medium scale enterprises all over the world. The time to grow and innovate was perhaps never so right! As new entrepreneurs build new products and execute innovative business models, traditional businesses too are not willing to be left behind in the race. Undivided focus on the core business is an absolute requirement today and it’s the fundamental reason why SMEs are now outsourcing cleaning tasks to dedicated cleaning companies. Here we discuss this new trend in more detail.
Time is Money
For the management and senior executives at SMEs, time is money. It’s a fact that the total time spent managing ‘extra chores’ such as cleaning, catering, decor etc. can very well be used in a more productive manner. If your time is worth $200 per hour, why spend a cumulative hour or two a week worrying about dusty furniture or unclean fans and windowpanes? It’s a sound logic and smart entrepreneurs and business owners know very well that it’s pointless to argue otherwise. Even if a company keeps an in-house employee for such chores, it’s still going to cost some time, everyday. In order to stay ahead in competition, SMEs need to decide on their most important priorities and delegate everything they possibly can.
Quality has No Substitute
Well, some business owners can try to defend their extraordinary ability to clean on their own but the truth is – no one can match the quality of service provided by a professional company. They have got everything from trained cleaners and knowledge of the best products to vehicles, equipments and expertise. If managers and other professionals want to take up cleaning for recreation (well, some people think that way), they’d have to spend enormous time to match the quality that’s ensured by professional cleaners. So, that brings us back to the square one – time is money. No wonder every second SME in Sydney has now hired dedicated companies for daily or weekly cleaning tasks.
SMEs want to get the Bottom Line Straight
Business owners and senior managers, especially those who understand the power of word-of-mouth, social media and internet do not want to be remembered as running an office which looks a complete mess at the very first glance. The first impression is no doubt very important. There’s no way anyone trying to get new clients or retain the older ones would want to have an office environment that exhumes negative vibes.
Increased Employee Productivity
As discussed here a healthy and clean office environment is absolutely necessary if managers wish their subordinates to be at their best. If tables and computer screens are covered by dust, window panes appear old and shaggy, mats have not been mopped for many days and the floor appears to have strains at every corner, the management certainly cannot and should not expect its employees to have great regard for perfection and discipline. While chances of people getting sick due to an unclean office are always there, it’s the psychological stress in a messy environment that’s more common.