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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 are five ways how. 1. Keep Customers and Clients Happy When a business opens its doors to customers, customers,...

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 to outsource their cleaning services. It turns out this decision can yield several benefits. Lets...

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 time ago, I had the pleasure to find out what everyone I worked with thinks of me. The way I look at that experience, it reminds me of ...

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 when it comes to safety. Still, prioritizing work above all else means your office’s cleanliness might take the backseat. To prevent this from happening, consider o...

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? 1. Set clear standards for bathroom/lunchroom etiquette Off all the communal spaces in a workplace, the lunchroom and restroom typically get the most use. Because food can be messy, it doesn’t take long for a clean lunchroom to devol...

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 and viruses are so tiny, we don’t often think about all the germs around us. While most of these are harmless, others can spread illness like wildfire, especia...

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, and a dirty office is not usually a happy office. If your current office space is not a good fit for your business, it may be time to have a look at some ...

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 to take out the trash, it might be time to start an office recycling program. Recycling Programs: Where to Begin The key to succes...

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 much office waste piles up. Let’s take a look at some ways to dramatically reduce the waste your office produces. 1. Remember to Recycle The past few decade...

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? Are there really benefits that outweigh the cost? Will I notice a difference? The answer to all three of these questions is a resounding “yes.” Here are five reasons: #1 - Make Your Comme...

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 old narratives. Some companies succeed because they are not afraid to change their narratives. Which kind of company do you have? Which kind of leader are you? Not Letting Go Remember Kodak Moments? One ...

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 be your peers is one of the hardest things a leader can do. It’s a common challenge for newly promoted leaders, and if handled in the wrong way it can be catastrophic for performance and r...

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