The idea below is one of the 20+ ideas from our 2022 Workplace Experience Ideabook (which you can download here). Today's idea comes from OPIS's CEO Dan Ringo who discusses the need for better data on how we most efficiently and clean our spaces for health & safety.
Dan Ringo, CEO, OPIS Management
Let’s face it, we all want to get back to normal.
However, as we return to the office there is continued skepticism about whether areas of utilization have been disinfected and/or sanitized. With little to no transparency and accountability to assure employees of these efforts, we won’t be able to alleviate the angst in returning to the office, school or facility.
The fact is the pandemic has brought a focus on all illness and viral contaminants in your workplaces and facilities but little has been done to truly measure and ensure that our cleaning and health & safety efforts are being done consistently and having an impact on desired outcomes.
COVID, the flu and other illnesses will continue to hinder productivity, increase sick days and affect employee satisfaction. As we move forward, it will be integral to effectively measure the impact and performance of our cleaning vendors and teams so we can answer critical questions that can help mitigate this. Is the work being done? Is cleaning quality up to snuff? Are we over-cleaning spaces that are not being used?
Your employees are already asking these questions with insufficient answers while your wallet has a giant sized hole burning through it from the “needed to be done” cleaning work as you return to the workplace. Data-driven cleaning decisions are the future to ensure employee health & safety while being able to optimize costs.
To read more ideas from the 2022 Workplace Experience Ideabook, go to our download page.