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Planning Housekeeping Morning Meetings: Housekeeping Meeting Ideas

housekeeping meeting ideasMorning meetings are a staple at almost every hotel and resort.  Planning housekeeping morning meetings can take time and effort, but the payoff can be big. Increased efficiency, a more enthusiastic team, and better communication throughout the entire housekeeping staff are all results of a well-planned hotel morning meeting.  But all too often, housekeeping morning meetings fall into a routine, don’t hit key points, or only focus on the negative.  Here are a few things to consider when planning any hotel morning meeting:

1.)  Create a Structure

Following a structure isn’t the same as falling into a boring routine.  Great housekeeping morning meetings that follow a structure cover the essentials and ensure that you don’t ignore important details.  Following a structure will also help control positive reinforcement with criticism.  It’s also reassuring that a regular structure exists on a day-to-day basis for your team.
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2.)  Include Movement

hotel safety meeting topicsA few stretches can help set the tone for the day.  You don’t have to run an aerobics class.  Just get people moving during a hotel morning meeting.  Not only does this wake everyone up, it is a great transition from home life and work life.  It’s also an opportunity to have some fun!  Varying stretches or inviting others to introduce small physical activities is also a great way to get others involved in housekeeping morning meetings.  Encouraging managers to participate is another way to build instant team spirit — and a chance to laugh a little too.

3.)  Keep It Positive

A morning meeting is not a place to publicly dress someone down for poor performance.  Those issues are better left for private conversations.  Motivating a team should be done through positive reinforcement in a hotel morning meeting.  If there are critiques that need to be delivered, position them as opportunities for improvement or reminders about policies or improvements that need to be made in order to increase quality.  You don’t have to ignore problems in order to stay positive.  Just keep critisims constructive and address the group as a whole rather than calling out individuals.
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morningmeetings_thumb2HSS has been in hospitality staffing for nearly 20 years. In that time we’ve sat in thousands of housekeeping morning meetings in all types of properties. We’ve even run a few. Over the years we’ve seen housekeeping managers employ winning techniques to rev up their staff, go over rules and policies, and get their team ready for a great day.  We’ve boiled it all down here into one handy guide that we hope will make your morning routine even better.

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