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Articles Tagged with ''performance''

January 2014 Contractor Success

There Is No Good Way To Manage People

But we have to try anyway.
Tron Jordheim
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“People are people,” the old saying goes, and everyone brings their own personal baggage with them to work.


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August 2013 Maintenance Matters

Maintaining And Cleaning High Volume, Low Speed Fans

The basic steps to keep these effective money savers operating safely and efficiently.
Eddie Boyd
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High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans are a great solution to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and the technology has surged in popularity in indoor and outdoor spaces across the country.


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August 2013 Feature 6

Green Cleaning Starts With A Source Control Strategy

Matting is a sure way to protect floors and building occupants, while enhancing the green nature of your building.
Dennis Knapp
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Facility managers that successfully implement a high-performance matting system as part of a green cleaning program can keep their facilities cleaner and healthier for longer periods of time, which can keep chemical use, green or conventional, to a minimum.


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May 2013 Raising Standards

How do you define clean? What is an acceptable quality level?

In a perfect world, customers would see the value ofa clean building and view all associated costs as an investment.
Jim Peduto, Esq., CBSE
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The question our clients ask more frequently than any other question is, “What is the definition of clean?”


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April 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Procurement Conflict

Weighing the importance of cost savings through outsourcing against the value a good or service provides.
Vince Elliott
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The outsourcing question has grown from a discussion solely about cost savings to the idea of how outsourcing can support my performance goals and the strategic vision of a company for growth.


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February 2013 Fact-based Management

A Synergistic Strategy For Success

Cleaning for health while simultaneously enhancing appearances is possible with a performance-based strategy that minimizes harm.
Vince Elliott
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We must recognize the balance of risks and rewards from the chemical mixtures we adopt and form a hierarchy of toxicity to weigh the pros and cons.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Flawed Assumptions Of Performance Management

Although there is plenty of advice on performance management, actual results are often disappointing because of our tendency to make flawed assumptions.
Pietro Micheli Ph.D.
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While intentions are usually positive, research shows that managers and supervisors often encourage the exact behaviors their organizations or companies neither need nor want.


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January 2013 Cover Story

A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning

Soil removal over time is a cleaning performance indicator that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.
Tom Adams, Rex Morrison, and Allen Rathey
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Since labor is the number one investment we make in cleaning, we ought to know what we are accomplishing during that time. After all, time is money, and labor is the real currency of cleaning.


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