The Impact of Hybrid Working on Workplace Cleaning
The workplace is constantly changing to reflect employee needs and environmental factors, this is particularly evident over the past two years. It is therefore important for organisations to ensure they have a high-quality facilities management plan in place which can meet these evolving requirements.
Organisations have witnessed many changes over the past few years due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In some instances, this has resulted in organisations moving to hybrid working, offering their employees the flexibility of combining remote and office working. In fact, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) states that most people who took up homeworking because of the Covid-19 pandemic plan to both work from home and in the workplace in the future, according to data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN).
Organisations who have adopted the hybrid model may believe that their cleaning requirements aren’t what they were pre Covid-19. This is a misconception, and with employees working on different days or different times, keeping premises thoroughly clean and safe is even more critical to help reduce sickness and boost the productivity and wellbeing of employees.
Hiring a facilities management team helps to ease operational burdens through ensuring your organisation is fully compliant with all health and safety regulations to cover employees, visitors, and the general public.