A Clean Office is a Successful Office
- :P. Williards
By : P. Williards
When a potential client walks through the door and enters your business they will immediately judge your company based on what they see. Are the floors dirty? Is there a peculiar odor emanating? Are the windows and counters clean? Business owners often get so caught up in their daily schedule that they may forget that keeping the office clean can be a major benefit. Clients who walk into a dirty office will immediately question the companies credibility. Keep your office clean and you'll have happy clients. Don't have enough time to do it your self? Commercial cleaning services are readily available in most areas and are often your best defense against a filthy office.
A clean environment is a productive environment. Have you ever tried to get work done while your home or office was a mess? It's close to impossible. You're mind constantly wonders over the clutter preventing you from really concentrating on the matter at hand. Keeping a clean office will help keep you and your employees motivated and focuses. Employees who work in a chaotic mess will undoubtedly produce work that mimics their environment. Keep employees happy and focused by keeping the office organizes and clean.
If your want to make sure you're company starts each day out on the right front, make sure you keep in in tip top shape. Keep the following areas clean and organized and you'll be well on your way to a productive, and successful work place.
- Lobby, Foyer and Reception Areas
- If you're going to focus on any one area focus on this one. Make sure windows are clean, counters free of clutter, and plants free of dust. Keep up on appearance by vacuuming, dusting, and polishing weekly if nor more often.
- Few people enjoy using public restrooms but that doesn't change the fact that they will be used. Keep restrooms for your self, your clients, and your employees clean. A dirty bathroom isn't only gross it's also unhealthy. This is something that should be done daily, before anyone enters the building or after everyone leaves for the day.
- At the very least, waste baskets should be emptied daily and a vacuum should be run every other day if not daily. Make your employees aware of your cleaning policy and have them clean their desks regularly to help cut back on germs and airborne illnesses.
- Lunch Room
- The lunch room is often the most used yet least cleaned room. A testament to this theory is the employee refrigerator, a place often feared by even the bravest individuals. Once way to maintain the lunch room is to designate the responsibility to different employees over the month. It's also helpful to make sure paper towels and cleaning solutions are plentiful and in an easy to access area. This will be beneficial should a spill or mess take place.
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