One of the occupations some people tend to look down upon is that of a janitorial service worker. That’s because in their minds, the people who work in this line of work are only responsible for cleaning up trash. So, in their opinion, the job can’t be that difficult or significant. Of course, this isn’t the way that everyone thinks. Sadly, this is a reality in many people’s eyes. However, this isn’t the way to think about anyone’s occupation. Although it may be improper for people to think this way, it doesn’t stop them from doing so. What makes the situation even worse is when those in this field of work have to endure insensitive remarks and comments about their job.
The good news is that there is something that can be done about the situation. Of course, there’s really no way to stop people from having ignorant thoughts. However, there are ways that an owner of a janitorial service company can lift the morale of the workers and help them feel special, in the midst of negative opinions.
Lifting the spirits of janitorial service workers not only benefits employees, but it also helps the business as a whole. That’s because when workers feel good, are excited about what they do, and have confidence in their ability, they will most likely produce better work.
The first way that a janitorial service owner can lift the morale of employees is by rewarding them on a regular basis. For example, if the owner notices that the workers are doing an exceptional job, he or she can take them out to a nice restaurant for lunch. This may not seem like it will make a big deal, but sometimes the smallest gestures make the largest impact.
Another way that a janitorial service owner can appreciate employees is by treating them with respect at all times. This may seem like a no-brainer, but some bosses, in all lines of work, forget this very important element. Treating workers with respect goes a long way. This allows them to know that they are cherished and highly regarded. On the other hand, when workers are talked down to and treated like they are inferior, this makes them feel like they are unwanted. When employees feel unwanted, there’s a good chance that they’re not going to care as much about producing satisfactory work for the company they work for.
This isn’t to say that workers in this particular industry are the only ones who need a morale boost. However, let’s face it. Many people wrongly look down upon this profession. The good news is that owners, supervisors and managers have a great opportunity and responsibility to counter the negative thoughts and opinions of some people in society.