Keeping your office clean is crucial to having an environment that feels nice to work in and lessens the chances of your team getting sick. Your whole team needs to participate in office disinfection best practices, which means rethinking how you handle office cleaning. There are plenty of workplace cleaning best practices to follow, and you should have firm facility cleaning plans and cleaning services in place. You are responsible for ensuring your employees and customers are in a safe environment.
Today, the business world is more competitive than it has ever been in the past. This includes janitorial services and custodial operations. In the past, businesses could use emotional marketing to increase their conversion rate. Now, people are demanding information before they decide to partner with your janitorial service. This is shining through in a recent article that was published on ISSA Today. Now, it is clear that you must provide data behind a cleaning assessment that will help you separate yourself from the field.
If you currently use more than one cleaning service provider, you could be creating an additional headache and incur higher costs than necessary. One service provider can tremendously simplify your life over using multiple service providers. If you’re using various cleaning service providers, read on, and you’ll be moving to a single provider by the end of this article.
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According to Steelcase Research, most people want to come to a better office and don’t necessarily want to work from home exclusively. 32,000 participants were surveyed across 10 countries. 54% of US respondents say they expect to work from home one day a week or less; 26% say they expect to work from home just two to three days per week.
The workplace will need to do a better job to inspire people to get back to the office and help them work better in the future.
No matter the industry, workplace managers and administrators always have plenty to consider. From everyday operations, like ensuring employees are staying on task 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, allowing offices and other workspaces to reopen. To do this 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 benefits your facility could realize by working with commercial cleaning services.
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 its 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 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:
Maintaining a clean environment is one of the most important things we can do when it comes to keeping ourselves safe from disease. If you are a cleanroom manager, or if you work in a densely populated environment (like an office building) or in a critical environment (like a pharmacy or a data center), then you already understand the crucial importance of cleaning protocols. Today, the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have made us all understand the limitations of our normal cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many higher education facilities are being prepared for a return to full-time, in-person classes after a period of virtual or hybrid learning. Now is the perfect time for educational facility managers to reconsider classroom cleaning and disinfecting routines to help students, faculty, and staff feel safe coming together once more.
As workplaces become redefined, so does the role of the facility manager.