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Tip of the Month - Jan 2014

Include Customers In Cleaning Team

January 23, 2014
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Teamwork can often benefit cleaning professionals and operations responsible for a busy building.

For educational facilities, regardless of whether an operation team cleans or relies on zones or routes, it is critical to include the customer — students, teachers, support staff — as part of the custodial team.

For example, if they will locate trash bins at the entry door in a classroom, custodians can spend less time searching and retrieving the waste bins.

Another example is asking students, at the end of the school day, to pick up and discard/recycle any debris around their work area that a vacuum cannot safely remove.

Not only does the customer make it easier for the custodian to service the area, but pre-cleaning responsibilities teach good citizenship.

Thinking about the tasks that require time and brainstorming with workers and customers to come up with time-saving steps can increase quality and improve results in any facility.

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