Going to wait till a headache and scratchy throat slow your own productivity?
Or dump the whole idea because you’ve never done it before, so why start now?
Besides, since you’ve already actioned generous sick pay, what do germs have to do with it?
Let’s go back to your headache.
Like, how’s your business brain functioning with all that pounding? Difficult to concentrate when your mind’s like boiled knitting – but the job’s time-sensitive, so you’ve got to decide now.
Uh huh. And how good is the quality of that decision? How good is the quality of anything if you’re unwell at work? You’re not yourself, your reflexes are shot, you’re loose cannon more than asset. How long before you do some real damage?
Unwell at work costs money
Extreme thinking maybe, but you can see it happening.
Unwell at work is way more hazardous than booking off sick – and happens ten times more often. 57.5 days a year on average – and that’s per staff member. Nearly THREE WORKING MONTHS.
You’re paying twelve month salaries – but against 57.5 days of unwell at work, staff can only deliver nine. The rest of the time they’re at their desks, battling to go through the motions. 50% productivity or less – how much business sense is that?
OK, maybe their illness came from outside, but why take chances?
Sitting there, they’re going to spread it around – coughs, sneezes, or simply handling the same documents. Pretty soon the whole place will come down with the same thing. A couple of the weaker ones off sick maybe, but most of them heroes, soldiering on.
Inevitable really, with professionally revved-up people working close together, sharing the same office space, breathing the same air. All concentrated nicely where germs can find the most victims and spread most effectively.
But at what cost in mistakes, lost business, slipped quality standards or missed deadlines?
Invisible losses – all unnecessary
All of which you’re paying for – so heroes they might be, they might as well not be there. At a cost of ten times your absenteeism allowance, however generous. Plus money down the tubes from unwanted screw-ups.
And all largely preventable – just by getting rid of the germs.
All of them in your workplace – viruses, bacteria, fungi, mould, the lot – 99.9999% of them, oxidised to nothing. Gone completely – from all surfaces, the walls, the floor, the ceiling – the air itself.
Taken out everywhere by omni-dispersing hydrogen peroxide mist – the same stuff our own bodies produce to fight infection.
Sure, there’ll still be staff who bring in their own. Bugs picked up from dropping the kids at school, collywobbles from touching the grab handles on the tube.
But in their place of work, when they come in every morning, the whole place is sterile. A germ-free zero threshold where they’re safe and secure.
Safe from the minor illnesses that slow them down and impair their judgement.
Plus there’s the upside.
With no germs to slow them down, staff can now turn in a full year’s productivity instead of nine months – up by a third at no extra cost to you, it’s already part of their pay packets.
On top of which is the feel-good factor – the tidal wave of get-up-and-go that happens when close colleagues all vibe well together – healthy, positive and wanting to achieve.
A few hundred quid on your regular cleaning bill – and you’ve not just rescued productivity, you’ve shot it into orbit. In efficiency alone you’re ahead of the game – and how good is that going to look on your balance sheet?
So – germ protection, yeah? Keeping your staff healthy. Your legal duty and serious business sense.
Are you going to sit around thinking some more, or grab yourself some profits?
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