The COVID-19 virus has changed the way we think about cleanliness in our buildings. In order for people to feel safe they want to know that things that they will come in contact with have been disinfected. This has put a lot of extra work on cleaning teams and will continue to be an important constraint as building occupancies increase.
During conversations with facility managers and the people managing custodial resources, the feedback has been that they understand cleaning protocols, but they are struggling with how to manage existing resources to meet new demands. Questions include, “How do I allocate these new cleaning requirements among my existing resources?” Essentially, they have the same budget and resources but more work.
Most facilities managers can’t increase their cleaning budgets, hiring more cleaning staff isn’t an option in a COVID environment with reduced revenues and tightened budgets. But there are new ways to analyze a building’s use that can influence cleaning resource allocation and all schedules be optimized. Learn how to understand the most impactful ways to increase a building’s cleaning routines, with the data and resources that are already available. Using an assessment tool, facility managers can figure out the best way to allocate existing resources to meet these increased demands.
Position: Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy | Microshare
Tom brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in leading and developing organizations, teams and products. He specializes in business process development and financial management and brings his passion for integrating technology, processes and people to everything he does as Microshare’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy.
Prior leadership positions involved several entrepreneurial ventures including a national healthcare organization and a start-up technology firm. Tom also led the Strategic Business Development team and was the CFO and Treasurer of one of the nations largest credit card providers.
Tom has a BBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management and has done MBA course work at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.
Franco has an MBA in entrepreneurship and has worked with companies on their branding and content strategy. He has worked in real estate as an agent, manager, and investor. He writes about the intersection between the physical and digital world and is a co-founder of Propmodo.