Garbage gets in the way of everything. Nobody likes the sight of it, the smell it produces and the clutter just impedes physical movement. So if you have a dirty office, what would the results be for your employees? Morale would slowly go down because it's in our nature to be wary of untidy places. Imagine if you had to work in a chaotic office? Even if you run a home business, an unkempt office is going to delay progress little by little. You might not even notice it happening from day today. Eventually, however, finding files and documents you need in a hurry is going to drive you mad. Not being able to find a pen when you need it is going to eat away at you. Having screwed up balls of paper around at your feet will make you tread and walk unnaturally. Gradually your productivity is going to start to wane.
RUBBISH BINS EVERYWHERE
There should be no excuse for yourself or for your employees to not put their trash in the bin. If you don’t have enough bins then they kind of have a point. If the option is there to get rid of the trash properly and keep the office tidy, employees will have no protest. But if they’re stressed and in a hurry to meet deadlines, they might just put trash wherever is the next best place. Having office bins everywhere really helps things and reminds employees they have no reason to litter. It's not just for the office but outside too. Your warehouse storage workers and manufacturing employees should use larger bins. Look at bin hire options whereby you can have a large place for waste amalgamation. Whether it's large or small, bins such as these help to keep the outside of your business looking professionally clean.
THE LITTLE HELPERS
Ask any floor manager in any business, the things that keep businesses tidy are small in stature. Things like pen holders, paper trays, keycard chains, recycling bins and small personal waste bins all add up. Give the employees the things they need to keep their own personal workstations tidy and they will. If you don’t provide simple things, you cannot expect them to bring their own. Offices will begin to get dirty and full of clutter when there is no place to put your things in. Pens and pencils, notebooks, markers, staplers, paper clubs and all sorts will just be left to live around. Employees might put them in a general area but without equipment to keep those things, where else are they going to go?
BRUSHES AND PANS
Small businesses of all kinds have to keep their own offices tidy. Very rarely would you have a service of cleaning provided for you by a commercial office building? So, buy some brushes and pans and clean up after every day of work. Buy a vacuum and nominate employees who should be using it during or nearing the end of working hours.
Cleaning out the office is something that has to be done early. When you allow trash to pile up and fester, it hurts morale and looks highly unprofessional. Collaboration.