If your employee morale is sagging, a good cleaning just might do the trick, and it also might be just what the doctor ordered.
When people think of a commercial cleaner or janitorial service, most people envision someone mopping floors, vacuuming carpet, or cleaning a bathroom. In fact, if you just do a Google Image search for “janitor,” nearly every picture is of someone holding a mop! Though these basic jobs are some of the most popular cleaning services commercial cleaners offer, it’s important to remember that they’re not the only services Jack’s Maintenance offers.
With offices around the country in the midst of their spring-cleaning efforts, many business owners will be looking to upgrade their old office furniture. You know the furniture we’re talking about: the office chair with a big coffee stain on the seat cushion, the dust-infested couches in your lobby, and that old, worn chair in your own office.
Let’s face it: most people like to avoid public restrooms. The thought of sharing the facilities after someone else is enough to send shivers down some peoples’ spines, and don’t even get started about what’s all over the floor. Bathrooms are known for being a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, and even more so when you have hundreds of people using the same bathroom each day.
According to this recent report, research suggests that your office keyboard can be up to 5X DIRTIER than your toilet seat! After swabbing 33 keyboards for food poisoning bacteria, scientists in London found traces of e. coli, coliforms, staphylococcus aureus, and enterobacteria on the office keyboards of a local business. Not only that, but one of the keyboards from the study had over 150 times the acceptable safe limit of bacteria! With office keyboards harboring enough bacteria to actually get workers sick, here’s our quick, 5-step guide to cleaning your keyboard.
With 2014 officially underway, people and businesses everywhere have already started their New Year’s resolutions. And while most people will vow to stop smoking, eat better, or workout more in 2014, what will your manufacturing company do to overhaul its bad habits and improve for the year ahead? If your answer is to just simply “sell more,” chances are you won’t really improve anything. If you truly want to make a better impression in 2014, try starting with these 4 resolutions:
With 2013 nearing its end, businesses everywhere are starting to gear up for 2014 and start off on the right foot. And while most of your plans for the New Year will revolve around your business’ performance, don’t forget to take care of the little things that can help get you there. Take your messy desk for example. Though cleaning your desk won’t result in any 20% growth figures, your surroundings are often a good indicator of how you run a business. If your desk is disorganized and cluttered, chances are there are more aspects to your business that are disorganized and cluttered as well. To help you start 2014 off on the right foot, here’s our “End of the Year Office Cleanup Checklist”: