Keeping your office or store clean is important because people won’t want to come if they see filth all the time. It’s important to have clean bathrooms, offices, and lobby areas. Basically you need all areas a customer could see clean at all times, because you never know when they’ll come to see you. All it takes is one time of them coming when your space is dirty and they won’t come back.
Getting your employees to clean may be difficult, but you must find a way to make it happen so your customers aren’t afraid to come to your office or store. If asking them to schedule time each day to clean doesn’t work, you may have to find another way to do it which may include setting it as a goal on their performance evaluation.
The best thing to do is have your employee take the last five or 10 minutes of the day to clean off their desk and clean up other areas. Putting everything in its place is a good way to end the day and then start to the day. You won’t have to search for things and you won’t leave out papers that may have confidential information that others shouldn’t be reading.
The desks aren’t the only things that need to be cleaned. It’s also important to have clean counters and bathrooms. These may be the area’s you struggle with when it comes to employees. They may feel hiring a cleaning service is the answer, but if your building doesn’t cover this and you can’t afford to pay for it yourself, you’ll need your employees to help out.
If this is the case with you, consider creating a schedule so everyone has to do the work. When it doesn’t come down to one person always handling the job of cleaning counters and bathrooms, they may be more willing to do the work. Create a schedule and have all employees on the list. Depending on the number of employees you have, you’ll find it will be weeks or months before they have to do it again.
A clean work area and a clean customer area will help your business grow. You’ll find your customers won’t mind coming to your location to do business with you and they won’t have a problem sharing your business with others. When this happens you’ll find word of mouth will help you to grow and reach your goals.