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[Wednesday, May 16, 2012]
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?
- Jack Raffensberger
[Thursday, December 18, 2008]
We team clean at my school and rotate tasks every 3 weeks. I have a problem with one team member who consistently falls short on his end of the tasks and this adds a serious burden to the team member who follows him. How can I even up the score? Iíve talked to him and shown him, but nothing seems to get him to do the tasks well. His response is that Iím picking on him.
- Andi Lee-Marnicio
[Wednesday, February 28, 2007]
How I can to polish bronze lamps and maintain the splendor? Also, which product do you recommend?
- Libardo Rodriguez
[Wednesday, June 21, 2006]
We are in the planning stage of implementing the Team Cleaning process to replace Zone Cleaning. We are an in-house service provider and service 3 million plus gross square footage divided among 34 office buildings, all within a five mile radius. Does anyone have any lessons learned or suggestions they can offer?
- Lorenzo Macias
[Saturday, February 11, 2006]
Any Team Cleaning classes scheduled for the Pacific Northwest this year?
- Christine Bekkouri
[Sunday, August 28, 2005]
What is the difference between zone cleaning and team cleaning? Is there a difference between zone cleaning and gang cleaning?
- Bill Carmody
[Monday, August 22, 2005]
Are there local colleges in the Los Angeles area that are successfully doing TEAM cleaning?
- Dan Padilla
[Saturday, December 18, 2004]
We have about a dozen smaller accounts (around 5,000 square feet) spread out over a 25-mile radius, and would like to know which method of cleaning will work best: team, zone, or other? Would it make more sense to assign one individual to one or more buildings, or to have a team of 2 to 4 go from one to another? My main concerns with having with only one person per building are safety and absenteeism. My main concern for a team is paying everyone for drive time.
- Dustin Bell
[Wednesday, March 17, 2004]
What are the benefits of Team Cleaning and where can I learn more about this concept of cleaning?
- L Sullivan
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