How Cleaning the Right Way Makes You Smarter

By Roni Barker

  • How Cleaning the Right Way Makes You Smarter

According to the best-selling book, Spark, by Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School and a member of the  Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Advisory Board, brain growth happens as a result of regular exercise, and is especially pronounced when that exercise includes activities requiring acquisition of skills.
 
Thus, Ratey explains, learning to play the piano can make you smarter for performing algebra, because developing the skills needed to play the piano creates brain connections that can be used to perform other tasks.
 
What does this have to do with cleaning?  Simple.  Learning the precise and well-orchestrated movements and skills needed for Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) builds brain cells for other activities.
 
Bottom-line: Process Cleaners, and indeed, any skilled cleaning professionals, are smarter than unskilled  ones.
 
Per Dr. Ratey, for maximum brain development you need both aerobic and skill-based exercise, so cleaning and learning better and faster and healthier ways of doing so, should aid brain growth.
 
What are you waiting for? Get smart by getting onboard with your own specific skills-training program, and better yet, with PC4HS.  Your body will be healthier as will your bottom line, and customers too.
 
About Roni Barker
 
Roni Barker is a board member of the non-profit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS). She is also a Site Facility Coordinator at Washoe County (Reno NV) School District's largest Middle School. Her prior experience includes 23 years in the manufacturing sector, supervising assembly and fabrication departments, managing a plant-wide Lean Manufacturing Program, involvement in work flow analysis, one piece process flow, point of use parts storage, work station layout and design experience; as well as implementation of a Kanban system - involving lean and just-in-time (JIT) production - to handle both internal fabrication as well as outside vendor parts.
 
About Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS)
 
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) is a non-profit consortium with a mission of "schools helping schools." The process optimizes efficiency, cleanliness, ease of deployment and health factors through a carefully designed and documented system tailored for K-12 school districts. For more information, visit http://www.pc4hf.com or contact Rex Morrison at rexpc4hf@att.net.
 
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS)
Website: www.pc4hf.org
Contact Rex Morrison: rexpc4hf@att.net.

 

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