AlturaSolutions publishes articles in the trade publications your end customers read and trust, turning words into sales. This article, Cleaning and Millennials was published for client Optisolve.
According to a study by the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., “for millennials, wellness is a daily, active pursuit. They exercise more, eat smarter, and smoke less than previous generations.” In other words, they are much more health conscious and this applies to their workspaces. It is for this reason that entrepreneurial companies, especially those engaged in developing new technologies— the types of companies millennials want to work for— must make sure their offices are clean and healthy.
The first thing office and facility managers with environmental health and safety responsibilities should know is that looking clean has very little to do with how clean and healthy a space really is.
Facility managers must look deeper. Microbial contamination is all too often well hidden. This can make it a wise idea to work with services that have the tools, equipment, and training to locate these hidden contaminants, revealing their whereabouts to administrators, so that steps can be taken to eradicate them.
If you think this might not be a problem in your facility, think again. A study published in the November 2017 edition of Tech.co magazine, found that potentially harmful pathogens can be just about anywhere in a tech office. Further, they are “on the rise in co-working spaces and open floor plans.” These are precisely the types of spaces high-tech-focused millennials typically work in.