Rather than reporting individual actions, these systems consider the team approach. Reports are based on team events such as the shift or the day or the number of meals served. This enables the team to view and improve performance as a group without singling out any individual. In so doing, higher performance results while personal privacy concerns are avoided.
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Team performance measuring systems are an excellent solution for any food service enterprise employing the latest wireless technology, economically priced and totally unobtrusive, regardless of the size of the operation or number of locations.
It’s said that the only thing constant in life is change. Over the years, the waves of wireless technology have created major shifts in our behavior. Today’s changes applied to soap/sanitizer dispensers to improve hand washing may appear minor but the impact on our quality of life will be significant.
And the effect on our lives does not stop at hand hygiene and the soap dispenser. Wireless systems are available today that can detect near empty soap and paper status, track consumption of these items, monitor water usage, and alert maintenance of overflow conditions. The beauty of wireless technology, now that the basic networking infrastructure is becoming ubiquitous, is that adding additional systems, such as wireless hand hygiene performance monitoring systems becomes very straightforward, associated costs are incremental and efficiencies of cost are significant.
Recall that wireless TV remote control that increases waistlines. Well, it is fairly safe to predict that wireless technology may not be reducing waistlines anytime soon. However, it just might ensure our good health. How’s that? It won’t be long before selecting a place to dine will include looking for the sign that indicates a restaurant utilizes a trusted hand hygiene system to help ensure the safest and hygienic dining experience available.
Those enterprises that implement a hand hygiene performance improvement process that includes education and automated, wireless measuring and reporting, will profit well from the investment.
Sue Stedd, of Cognos Systems, can be reached at 858-566-5758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.