The concept of a Hybrid Workplace is soaring in popularity thanks to its flexibility, convenience, and health and safety benefits. The 2020 Remote Employee Experience Index, an international survey conducted with over 9,000 skilled office workers, found that a staggering 63% of employees prefer a hybrid workplace. This shift to the hybrid workspace model requires changes in the way traditional office spaces are managed and maintained.
If there is one thing we learned since Spring 2020, it's that cleaning needs to be an integral part of every workspace’s schedule. This is as true for your data center as it is for anywhere else.
Cleanroom cleaning is something that must be done frequently. Even if all of the people who enter the room strictly adhere to the protective clothing guidelines, dirt, viruses, bacteria and molds can find their way into a cleanroom. These contaminants present a real danger to both the work being done in the cleanroom and to the people who are doing it. They cannot be allowed to build up to levels where contamination is possible.
The holidays are here and with them a buzz of activity. However, for various reasons, some businesses and industries lay low during the height of the holiday season. Some are just not busy during the holidays, some recognize it as a prime time to give their usually busy employees some much deserved time off, and some use it as a time to prepare for the coming year.
Is it time to go back to the office? More and more U.S. workers are thinking about that question and wondering why, after so many have adapted so well to working from home, they should go back to the “old way” of daily commutes and long meetings. That doesn’t mean they’re not willing to return to work at all: 52% would prefer a hybrid work system moving forward and many companies are now developing their own hybrid work programs.
No matter the industry, workplace managers and administrators always have plenty to think about. From everyday operations, like making certain employees are staying on tasks and handling any situation that arises, to more of the big picture responsibilities, like developing budget plans and conducting quarterly reviews. If you're in one of these positions, you likely know the busyness well; by the time you list everything on your to-do list, you feel as if there isn't any room left in your brain for anything else.
Across the United States, restrictions around being indoors with others are beginning to ease. This is allowing offices and other workplace spaces to reopen. To do safely and while regarding the mental well-being of employees requires attention to detail, especially when it comes to cleaning protocols.
That is why working with a commercial cleaning service can make your office reopening safer, not to mention less of a headache. The following points are just a few of the benefits your facility could realize by working with commercial cleaning services.
Keeping your workplace clean is your business’s version of wearing a suit. It presents your business in its best light and makes potential clients and vendors more likely to trust you. It also keeps employees more productive and generally raises your business’s esteem. As your business expands, you may find that hiring outside help for cleaning may be the best solution for keeping your workplace presentable.
As more and more businesses around the country move to reopen their doors, facility managers can't afford to sit on their hands. While many of the challenges of facility management are the same as ever, the pandemic has either sharpened their importance or introduced other challenges that weren't there before. The CDC workplace guidelines for reopening are an invaluable source of information to help you both get the lights back on and keep safe and healthy employees in record time. Keep these things in mind as you move closer to reopening:
Josh Bowman started his career in Critical Environments while he was pursing his Political Science degree in college. His attention to detail and quality while working in Critical Environments spark his interests to stay in the industry as those qualities are essential to become successful in the field. He came from a reputable Navy family and was a varsity football player in high school. This taught him discipline and enabled him to look at this business in a structured and systematic way.