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Articles Tagged with ''management''

March 2013 Clean Sweep

Enabling The Next Generation

When looking for the future of the facilities landscape, education will continue to play an important role.

Things are changing when it comes to chemicals, equipment and procedures and the facilitation of education surrounding these changes has become a mission of Staples Advantage, part of the business to business arm of Staples Inc.


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Five Tips For Janitorial/Custodial Training

Effective communication is important with all aspects of facilities management, but especially so for training and educational endeavors.

These five expert tips on janitorial/custodial training are just a fraction of what you'll learn from the Cleaning Management Institute's (CMI) three-day Train the Trainer course.


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February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.

Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Tips For Going Mobile With CMMS

Smoothly and painlessly transitioning into the new age of tracking with computerized maintenance management software.

CMMS applications for netbooks, tablets and smartphones are increasingly essential for maintenance management professionals, allowing users to monitor equipment status, as well as file and update work orders, wherever and whenever.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Eliminating Bedbugs The Right Way

Heading advisories against using pesticides to treat bedbug problems.

In November 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) issued a health advisory about the dangers of misusing pesticides to treat bedbug infestations.


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A Manifesto For Cleaning Industry Wisdom

It is time to stop putting the proverbial cart before the horse if we are to consistently achieve healthy cleaning outcomes.

Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?


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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.

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 Raising Standards

Piecing Together The Measurement Puzzle

Finding a place for measurement technology in your organization's management system.

Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.


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Chemical-free Pest Control Is Possible

Keeping pests and harsh chemical pesticides out of your building this winter and in the years to come can be achieved through prevention via exclusion.

Rats, mice and other pests are relentless in their efforts to get inside, and only a comprehensive exclusion plan — creating physical barriers against rodents and pests to prevent them from entering a building — will keep them out for good.


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