When it comes to business, the majority of us focus on what happens during the day. It isn’t unusual to only consider what happens in the office from the moment your staff arrive, to the time they go home each day. It makes sense; this is, after all, the time in which the main magic happens. This is the period during which you rally sales and develop/produce whatever you’re working on.
But, these daylight hours aren’t the only time of potential for your office space. In fact, what happens after hours should be just as important to you? As the boss, you can’t merely clock out at five and head home. You need to make the most of the space at all hours of the day if you want any chance of success. And, to help you do that, we’re going to look at a few out of hours activities you should turn your attention to.
The hard thinking
While a bustling creative environment is fun, it’s possible that day time office hours aren’t the best for big ideas. After all, having other people around you is a sure way to distract yourself. Remember, too, where your original business ideas came from. The chances are that you sat alone somewhere quiet and had a good, hard think. And, when you want to take things further or develop new ideas, this may be the way to go about it. Of course, you could have these sessions at home, but then you wouldn’t have anything to hand. In the office, you have easy access to all the equipment you need. It’s simply a better work environment to surround yourself with. We’re not saying, of course, that you should stay behind every night. We all need and deserve a break. But, staying after hours when you’re struggling could provide the key to unlock your potential.
It’s also worth employing a commercial cleaning company to attend to the office during those out of hours times. Most cleaning companies of this kind don’t even start their daily work until five. Why? Because life with be harder for your cleaner and your employees if they have to work around each other. Not to mention that mess would only build again during the day. By making the most of the empty office, you can ensure your staff enter a clean space each morning. And, you can be sure your cleaning company will be able to do as thorough a job as possible.
Obviously, emergency maintenance jobs which crop up during the day need immediate attention. But, for small maintenance issues, it’s worth hiring someone out of hours. Your needs here will depend on your company, but it might be worth hiring a handyman, say, one night a week. IT maintenance is also essential in any office. It may be worth hiring an IT support company occasionally as well. With free reign of an empty office, they can solve small niggles before they become significant issues.