Honest Assessment of your Cleaning Operations

Build Your Cleaning Team

Where I grew up, we had a baseball game running on most summer days, with all the neighborhood kids participating at one point or another. When more kids wanted to play than there were spots on the team, it was always the younger ones who had to sit it out. They were, however, expected to participate by chasing foul balls, keeping the bats in order and getting drinks for the older kids. There were no adults to mediate disputes, but then, there weren’t many. You could play by the rules or forget about ever getting a spot on the team.

Fifteen Pillars for Cleaning Productivity

The following article is written by Gary Clipperton. Gary is a Consultant in the cleaning industry, and owner of National ProClean.

Every manager’s dream is to build self-directed work teams that deliver immaculate results in record breaking times. That doesn’t happen overnight. Cleaning managers must instill the necessary diagnostic skills so it’s nearly impossible for failure

Finding the Right Balance in Your Work Life

There is a proverb: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I don’t know the Jack they were talking about, but I do know a few modern-day Jacks who’ve crashed and burned from overdoing it. Overwork doesn’t just make Jack ¬¬–– and Jill -- dull; it affects our health, our relationships and even our overall happiness.

Software: Why Not You?

Susan, the Operations Director at a small college in New England, was attending an annual administrators retreat with the other department heads. The retreats provided an opportunity to learn what other departments were doing and also shine a light on her work in Facilities. In preparation for her presentation, Susan simply made some modifications to the report she had used the year before and made enough copies to go around.

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