Baby Boomers grew up understanding that they could do ANYTHING, whatever they decided to do, it could be done; the end game was to “do whatever they were TASKED to do and to do it to the BEST of their ability. ” Marking an era in time, no profession was considered beneath or undesirable. Fast Forward to Generation X and now the Millennials, somewhere during that span of time the Sanitation and Cleanliness lost it’s Sexy. As a result, the State of Public Health is in JEOPARDY!
As time progressed it became a career path that fell under the radar but the beacon of light couldn’t be extinguished. The foundation and importance of having well-trained and skilled professional personnel occupying those critical posts is for the Health and Safety of us all. It is TNKA’s goal and mission to PIVOT! The aggregation of Janitorial and Cleaning industries has been wounded and they are hemorrhaging. Our community of businesses are concerned about acquiring companies, inventory and cost control but not one has taken the time to publish the research and development efforts needed to determine the corrective course of action. The Millennials may not want to occupy the post of a cleaner but as they enter the workforce and they become the decision makers for facilities, in the Health Care Industry or Transportation and Hospitality, they will seek the information that they need from our industry via the web, statistics, and other online sources. Their challenge will be finding the data when they search for it.
Committing to an industry standard that will absolutely impact public health in a positive way works for us all. Creating regimens that are easy to Embracing innovation and leveraging technology will have a lasting and powerful effect on our sales and customer relationships. Mobilizing our workforce, performing research and development for the benefit of every cleaning business and then sharing our findings in an organized way elevates each of us and creates the change that we really want and need to have in our companies. This is how we restore the sexy to sanitation and make it stick this time!