Creating a safe and healthy workplace is a growing priority for all employers, especially as cold and flu seasons seem to hit harder each year and novel viruses emerge. To accomplish this goal, businesses must look beyond standard cleaning. Clean facilities don’t just look better—they provide a healthier, high-performing environment that makes for happier employees and customers, too.
Our new guide, Cleanliness at work—How to protect your people and your profits with LEAN cleaning, offers practical tips and techniques that help reduce risk and improve cleaning best practices.
HOW TO WIPE AWAY WINTER FROM YOUR FACILITY
When you think of spring cleaning, what comes to mind: dust bunnies, scrubbing baseboards, Marie Kondo? Every spring, when the sunshine resurfaces and the trees begin to bud, you give your house a good once over. This year, show the same TLC to your home away from home.
The following will help revitalize your office and make sure you get the most out of an annual spring cleaning.
Your cleaning brand has the power to impact your image, productivity, morale and loyalty. It’s more than just wiping and sanitizing. It’s about protecting relationships. Take a look inside the minds of everyone your cleaning products affect. You, your customers, cleaning staff and employees.
We’ve all heard of LEAN, Six Sigma and process excellence, and how they decrease costs, improve productivity, and develop more effective people and companies. But what if you could get results like these simply by applying LEAN to your cleaning? We tend to think of cleaning as housekeeping. Are all the mops off the floor? Are all the supplies shoved into the storage closets? Are there dirty spots on the carpet? In fact, the way property managers and manufacturers look at cleaning right now is almost retro, more focused on clean (supplies and tools) than LEAN (methods).
Did you know? The cleaning trade has been around for over 7,000 years –so, right about the time that the wheel was invented, cleaning emerged as an essential component of healthy living.
Certainly, a lot has happened in society since 5,000 BC, but many of the most impressive advancements in facilities management has happened in the past decades. No matter the size, age, industry or location of your building, no property manager can argue these three shared goals of building operation and maintenance: