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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Team cleaning strategies

May 16, 2012

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We have been implementing the Team Cleaning System this school year. We seem to do well most weeks but have veteran custodians who always revert back to a zone cleaning, the night supervisor is on sight to redirect this habit as it develops. What daily strategy would you recommend to keep focus on Team Cleaning?

The answer:

Breaking old habits and developing new ones is hard and takes time, as you are experiencing.
However, Team Cleaning is going to prove advantageous in many ways from both a cost perspective and for its production improvements. You are asking these people to become specialists. They are trained in the assigned work and given the proper tools to do it. Time is saved and a better quality of work is expected. Continue to have the night supervisor redirect ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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