When we go to the office every day, see the same things on the desk, get used to what we have around the laptop and ignore taking care of it, we won’t find anything wrong with it of course.
When we focus on it and start looking closely to the workplace, we notice that we have been living in a messy, chaotic place that we have become a part of it.
We never notice that all this mess affects our performance, productivity and motivation at work. Moreover, it doesn’t give the good impression for the new employees.
Below is a list that will help you identify the messy part of your office that you might need to consider cleaning and organizing in order to have a better working place:
- The reception desk: It is the first thing that your visitor notices. Therefore, you must make sure to have a neat, paper-free and simple desk in order to give the right impression.
- Plants in the office must be taken care of. If you think you can’t don’t leave them dead in the lobby. It is not something that attracts visitors neither encourages employees.
- Having a little bit sense of decoration doesn’t need degrees in interior design. If you have enough budget for the waiting room equipment, do not collect all kinds of chairs and put them all together. Make sure to bring them all the same, keep them clean and free from any kind of dust or pet hair. No one will want to sit!
- Consider finding a room to store all the useless boxes that stay in the way all around the office. They are definitely important, but not for daily use. Therefore, store them in one place and watch your office becoming a better place.
- Make sure to keep the walls of your office clean and painted. It is true that all walls get scuffed; however, people don’t like it and it is not preferable for neither employees nor young visitors.
- Nothing is more important than cleanness and hygiene. Therefore, it is important and obligatory to clean the restrooms every single day.
- Windows are supposed to be transparent and “see-through”. No one expects to see dirty, grimy windows. You must be attentive to this small detail that many forget about. You cannot adopt this approach to keep employees from looking outside instead of working and completing tasks. After all, they won’t like it and will leave very fast.