Teamwork is central to the way we work at Perfect Clean, as it’s the bedrock of an efficient, high-standard cleaning operation. And it’s something that we actively encourage and promote between our cleaners.
Here are some of the ways our cleaning team show their teamwork skills when cleaning for our clients, and what makes this skill so important and valuable to what we do.
Why Teamwork Is Important For Cleaning
Being a strong team player is one of the most important skills we look for when hiring our cleaning team members. Our cleaning team has thrived over the years due to the incredible team working skills they possess, which plays a big role in our company’s success. Here’s why:
Being on time
A team member that values the team above themselves will understand that punctuality is really important for keeping a team motivated. When all members of the team turn up on time, with the correct cleaning equipment, it sets the standard high and signals to the other team members that they are ready to perform well as a unit. Over the years, we’ve found this perspective important for keeping up morale within the team and, importantly, delivering a punctual cleaning service for our clients.
Divvying up tasks
Our cleaners work together in teams because team cleaning has been shown to be more efficient. We divide tasks between team members so that each person has their set of tasks to focus on with their specific equipment needed for those tasks. This is more effective than having cleaners juggle doing everything and needing to lug around equipment for everything, also known as zone cleaning. As with any line of work, not every member of the team will be as good at performing every single task, so we make sure we utilise the team as a whole to its best advantage.
Communicating what has been done
This might sound simple, but in the cleaning industry making sure you’ve not missed a spot is really important for maintaining quality cleaning standards. We rely on our cleaners to communicate with their supervisors and between each other to complete a cleaning task thoroughly as a team. This seemingly small thing is a vital part of our team cleaning process.
Helping each other out
As the saying goes, you’re only as strong as the team around you. If one team member falls behind, so does the team. This is a philosophy we live by, which is why it’s really important for us that our team members are encouraged to help each other out when necessary. This takes the form of helping others to complete their tasks to finish on time. Rather than sitting around and waiting for others to finish, they actively volunteer to help out to get the job done faster. Also stepping in to cover for each other in the event of a team member being unwell or unable to attend their shift. And providing advice, especially from an experienced cleaner to a less experienced cleaner, to help teammates improve, excel and feel confident in what they’re doing.
Happiness at work
We don’t underestimate the great feeling of belonging at work and having a good time. We want our staff to enjoy their jobs and feel appreciated as part of the team. The bonds and friendships our cleaning teams have created over the years mean working relationships are based on trust and respect – a great recipe for working well together. We’re proud to say we have several long-serving members of our cleaning team who have become an important part of the fabric of our team.
Reaching for a shared goal
Our mission at Perfect Clean is simple: to provide an exceptional and affordable cleaning service for our clients. And when we say ‘our’ we mean it. We’re all in this together. Our cleaners have a sense of responsibility for achieving this goal in the same way our CEO does. We all play our part to achieve this goal and this sense of togetherness is what helps us to get there.
If you’re looking for a commercial cleaning company to become like a part of your team – reliable, trustworthy and on your side – then please get in touch to discuss how we can help you today.