Bless Bob’s Heart

bless your heart
He who dares not to offend can’t be honest. -- Thomas Paine 
Truth without love is too hard. Love without truth is too soft. - John Stott

 A group of colleagues and I were recently talking about somebody who did something really stupid. Our colleague, let’s call him Bob, made assumptions about someone he was meeting for the first time. Continue Reading

5 Ways Quality Janitorial Services Help Businesses Save Money

Business owners should always look for ways to save money and increase efficiency in the workplace. Newer business owners might think that cutting corners in certain areas will save them money. In reality, this can have the opposite effect, especially when it comes to cleaning services. Indeed, hiring quality janitorial services can actually help businesses save money each year. Here Continue Reading

Hospital Cleaning: 5 Reasons Healthcare Facilities Prefer to Outsource

Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities must remain clean at all times. Without strict adherence to cleaning standards in healthcare, these buildings put every patient and visitor at risk. Germ-based diseases can spread more easily and nurses and doctors are more likely to fall ill as well, leading to further complications. To avoid these dire scenarios, many healthcare facilities choose Continue Reading

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Have you ever been part of a 360 degree review process? The idea behind these programs is to give an individual a truly holistic view of their performance by asking for feedback from their supervisors, peers and direct reports. A long time ago, I had my own 360-degree review experience through the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). In other words, a long Continue Reading

Commercial Office Cleaning: 5 Signs It’s Time to Outsource

When running a business or managing an office, you never want to be caught off guard. There are so many things that you need to consider though, not just the cleaning of your business. For example, you'll want to make sure that you have the latest business security camera systems installed so that you will never be caught off guard Continue Reading

5 Simple Office Cleanup Tips to Keep Your Staff Happy at Work

A messy, disorganized, or all around dirty work environment can negatively affect productivity, morale, and retention—but a clean environment helps foster a more positive atmosphere for everyone. What are some ways to maintain a clean workplace for your staff? Set clear standards for bathroom/lunchroom etiquette Off all the communal spaces in a workplace, the lunchroom and restroom typically get the Continue Reading

Can Daily Office Cleaning Boost Employee Productivity?

You and your staff have a lot to handle on a day to day basis, so office cleanup might be your last priority. But, as it turns out, participating in daily office cleaning has been shown to increase employee productivity. Is it time to get into the habit of cleaning the office regularly? Cleaner Spaces, Fewer Sick Days Because bacteria Continue Reading

Does Your Office Cleaning Checklist Tick All These Boxes?

Workplaces both big and small are susceptible to disarray in a short amount of time. When it comes to cleaning the office, it can be difficult to know where to start. Every staff member should do their part to keep their individual areas clean, but less utilized spaces might end up neglected, while frequently used spaces can get dirty quickly, Continue Reading

Starting an Office Recycling Program? Read This First

Maintaining a clean work environment means keeping trash off the floors and in the garbage bin. As an individual staff member, you probably don’t think much of the waste you accumulate on a daily basis. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that up to 90% of waste produced by U.S. offices can actually be recycled. So, while it’s important Continue Reading

Waste Management: 5 Steps to Drastically Reduce Office Waste

During the hustle and bustle of a work day, we rarely have time to think about the waste we and our coworkers produce. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 90% of all office waste comes from paper. Add to that all the waste from plastic, metal, and food items, and you get a frightening picture of how Continue Reading

Green Janitorial Services: 5 Reasons to Go Eco-friendly

Green Janitorial Services: 5 Reasons to Go Eco-friendly Here at the Budd Group, we pride ourselves in our Green Janitorial Services. When you hire the Budd Group for your facilities, you are guaranteed a thorough, comprehensive clean, every time you use us. You may wonder why we place an emphasis on Green Commercial Cleaning. Do the cleaning products work well? Continue Reading

The New Narrative Leader

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group The New Narrative Leader Over the last few months, I’ve considered personal and work narratives and have begun to evaluate my need to change them. I’ve also been thinking about the narratives we cling to in business, and how we can change those to grow our organizations. Some companies fail because they cling to Continue Reading

New Year? New Job? What’s Your New Narrative?

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group Barbara just found out she got a big promotion. Her first thought? “Finally, I get to fire all these people because I can’t stand them.” Then Barbara realized those same colleagues who got on her nerves for years were now her top performers, and the key to her success. Managing people who used to Continue Reading

What Happens When We Abandon Our Own Goals?

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group Brian graduated from college with a degree in business and began working in sales and marketing at a regional construction company soon after. He became quite successful as the company grew quickly. Every year, Brian was promoted. Eventually a team of salespeople reported to him. Around that time, the company really took off, and Continue Reading

Welcome to 2018

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group Hard to believe, but 2018 is here!  By the second week of January, it’s likely that most people have already decided on some New Year’s Resolutions. For me, I love beginnings, like the beginning of a new year. It’s a fresh start with new possibilities. How about you? In many ways, beginnings give us Continue Reading