Economic Downturn Creates Opportunities for Office Cleaning Company
As the economic roller coaster continues unabated, organizations may be tempted to gain stability and control their costs by eliminating professional cleaning services. However, that may not be the easy fix it appears to be, and can in fact have adverse repercussions for businesses, according to Commercial Janitorial. Poor cleaning processes can impact employee health as well as result in time wasted by workers and diminished operational efficiency, asserts the nationwide office cleaning company.
“Whenever we meet with a client, we can make an assessment of the total impact of our services beyond just how the building will look keeping the office clean,” says Karl Martin director of San Francisco office cleaning operations for the company. “Often times, a client is not even aware of the impact current office cleaning services can have on efficiency of employees,” he adds.
The two main areas that poor cleaning processes can impact a company are in employee health, time wasted by workers, and overall operational efficiency. Cleaning performed by an untrained cleaning staff will result in either overuse of harmful products, or the use of harmful products when alternative cleaning products could be used instead, according to the company. In fact, according to Commercial Janitorial, EPA studies have shown that buildings that use green office cleaning techniques have healthier employees who are more productive and absent less — residual effects that can impact the bottom-line of any operation.
Showing a loss in workers’ efficiency is easier to show, since it’s obvious that if you have high paid engineers taking out trash, for example, that is time taken from the high-value work they are employed to do. But what is less easy to quantify is the lack of employee morale caused by working in an environment that is not as clean as it should be. “We can provide real-world examples of how initiating a more professional cleaning regimen results in a business not only recruiting better talent, but retaining the existing talent,” notes Martin. “Because, let’s face it, a clean business makes a good impression on staff as well as customers.”
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