It is time to stop thinking about cleaning as a cost, a modest investment in cleaning can produce big results. Let’s face it sick employees cost businesses money, but cleaning can reduce that risk, the average worker is six-seven point seven days a hangar that costs businesses two hundred and twenty-five point eight billion dollars according to a research.
Consider the effect of unplanned absences they reduce productivity by fifty-four percent this account for a thirty-nine percent drop in sales and customer service but in a clean facility occupants reduce their chances of getting sick, catching a cold or the flu by as much as 80 percent and absenteeism drops by as much as forty-six percent according to research.
To help achieve that, keep an eye on these common surfaces that are among the dirtiest in a typical facility but clean is not just healthy it equals green and by Green we mean money and workers are two to eight percent more productive in a clean environment in a typical office. This equates to savings of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars each year, employers do not just benefit when the staff are healthy, but customers prefer cleanliness.
In fact cleanliness is the most important customer satisfaction metric among corporate office customers, quick serve restaurant patrons, retail customers value cleanliness in stores, overall other environmental attributes 60% of shoppers would buy more in a clean store and do not forget the restrooms 94% of people would avoid a business if they encountered dirty restrooms.
The bottom line is that clean facilities are not just a cost, they generate revenue and that is the value of clean change the way you view cleaning.