Time is the most valuable resource. How well you manage it can determine whether your business succeeds or fails. Proper time management impacts numerous aspects of your business, not just the punctuality of you and your employees.
In the cleaning industry, time management means everything. It is so essential that there are janitorial time tracking applications designed to ensure teams are completing tasks within the right timelines. Without proper management, your cleaning service could easily fail. Here are some reasons why time management is critical for cleaning companies.
Completing work on time
In janitorial services, completing the work on time is not just about the rate per hour. Without completing the cleaning on time can delay the opening of a business or result in inconveniences for the home or business owners.
Clients need to know they can rely on your service to complete their duties on time to avoid unnecessary delays, which in some cases (like in business) might cause losses to the client.
Proper Time Management Equals High-quality Work
Assigning adequate time to each of the cleaning tasks is critical. With enough time and proper time management, cleaners have enough time to go through their cleaning duties systematically ensuring nothing short of pristine results.
Without proper time management, the employees might start scampering when time is running out, resulting in missed spots, poorly completed tasks, and leaving out others.
Adequate time management allows for prioritization of vital activities that require more time and attention, ensuring the smallest details are done to perfection without any hurry.
There’s More Time to Get More Done with Less Effort
Your janitorial teams can do more with less effort by learning how to control and manage time. Proper time management improves focus and allows you to pace yourself, giving yourself more time to complete each task efficiently and correctly.
With enough preparation, the cleaners can seamlessly go through various tasks without losing momentum, allowing for faster task completion.
Proper pacing manages exhaustion and ensures the teams can get more done without getting fatigued. Ideally, that means more work gets done, but more importantly, there are excellent results for every client.
Better Decision-Making Ability
Poor time management can adversely impact the decision-making ability of your employees. Rushing to complete tasks last minutes can overwhelm your mind making it difficult to make sound decisions.
By managing time, you feel calmer and in control of your working environment, allowing you to think more clearly and make better-calculated decisions when working. While this might not increase income, it can save your cleaning business thousands of dollars in clumsiness damages while ensuring satisfactory results for your clients.
How to Handle Time Management
It’s imperative to build a culture that encourages proper time management in all cleaning teams. Implementing several tips and using technology can help your employees be more efficient and make the most out of their working hours.
Creating weekly or monthly schedules is a great way to keep your team organized and prepared. When the teams have a predictable timetable to follow, they are more organized and more productive. It reduces time wastage and allows the teams to address and focus on multiple areas simultaneously as opposed to crowding in a single space, which might encourage time-wasting and reduce efficiency.
Provide detailed worklists beforehand
Having worklists for your cleaning crews before they get to the location can go a long way in helping plan how they will tackle the different tasks and determine how much time each task will take. Better planning translates to better efficiency and better cleaning results.
Without technology, you would have to drive to each location to inspect the progress of each cleaning crew. It is time consuming, inefficient, and tedious. Thanks to technology, with as little as an app, you can keep a close eye on all your remote cleaning crews.
Tracking apps offer a wealth of features vital to running a cleaning company even when you’re not in the office. With the help of an app, you can verify that your teams are at the right location, and you don’t need to worry about driving around picking up timesheets.
You get access to all the vital information on the progress of your cleaning teams from wherever they are in real-time.
Make the most out of cleaning crews by improving time management and helping your teams realize their full potential. This will help you and your teams get more work done and improve customer satisfaction and possibly get more referrals. It’s a win-win.