Knowing your job and doing it good is not enough when it comes to art of cleaning. As a professional, you need to have right cleaning products and you need to know how to use them good. More than everything else, cleaning professional need understand how their work affects others.
Simply put, cleaning is the set of actions – choosing right product for right job, cleaning (trash removal, dusting, vacuuming or mopping) and disposal and beyond that are done in routine in and around living spaces.
An ordinary cleaning worker mostly is engaged in the general factors like removal and disposal but a professional (janitorial services providers and or managers of cleaning companies) need to look at cleaning beyond as a process. Cleaning professional, however, look at these tasks as the process of locating, identifying, containing, removing and properly disposing of unwanted substances from an environment – anything from a floor or shelf, or a structure to multi story office building complex. Professional cleaners understand how water and or air act as natural cleaning agents or how time is a critical element. Temperature also is an important factor in cleaning process, especially as it affects the solvents that break down pollutants.
Cleaning process is not a rocket science, but it is an exercise that is certainly based on science. No one can deliver without understanding the science behind fine art of cleaning.
Lately, a survey crossed my desktop that says, “of the 2,600 bosses surveyed worldwide, 51% agreed there is a link between a worker’s organizational skills and job performance. In other words, employers look more positively at neatness than slobs.” Have a look at your workplace. Is it neat and (organized)? Yes, being neat will surely impact your mood and attitude. Being clean is a visual thing, and it is also being able to do more. Organizations that pay attention on cleanliness of their work environment can achieve much more, than those where clutter is the order of the day, every day. That is why any perceptive concern will do all what is possible to have a clean look.
This survey reminded me of one of the important and simple ways to keep work place clean and organized by applying 55 principle – one of the Japanese concepts for keeping our work environment clean and safe.
A key to being clean is a determining factor to what time you are most productive. I suggest you leave the cleaning to professional cleaners and concentrate on your work. This is simple and done properly can yield results. Try it out at your place, small or large, and see the results.
Without the army of cleaners, an economy would grind to a halt. The global army of home cleaners, mostly behind the scene, is very important fabric of society. News is that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is trying to change the working condition of domestic workers including domestic cleaners at its annual conference this month. “The Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers has been three years in the making. Its goal is to limit working hours, guarantee weekly days off, ensure a minimum wage and protect domestic workers from violent employers. And this is a very good news.
What is more, social media is also coming into change the working conditions o home workers and cleaners. The emergence of many Facebook groups and blogs, such as Migrant Rights is a case in point. It is in this milieu that I suggest we have a look around and see what is happening in our own domains, in our homes or offices, and may be play our parts to accelerate this change.
Do you know the name of the worker who cleans your home or office? How much is he or she being paid? More importantly, are they equipped with efficient and functional cleaning tools that can make their difficult job easy? Who buys brooms, dust beaters, Vacuum Cleaners, buckets and other cleaning equipment for you? If you do it yourself, buy the best. This will not only give you better cleaning at your living spaces but will also make cleaning workers’ life easy. A little though and a few bucks can go a long way to make this world a better place with better cleaning and satisfied cleaning workers. . . . . Read the rest of this article »