Keeping your workplace clean is a need, but it is not a very exciting experience for your employees and it seems to instruct them to do so always give you a headache, more so if you don’t have any janitorial cleaning service to help you. In this article, we will share some tips to help you encourage your employees to clean, boost their morale, and an activity they always want to look forward to. An office or workplace that is clean and span invites more customers and increase the morale of your employees.
Creating your own cleaning rewards system in the office will motivate and inspire people to pick up and develop strategies to clean up during their free time. You can pair up your employees to have their own cleaning buddy, or assign points to different duties around the office, and have them log a sheet to write down their cleaning tasks throughout the day. The person or team who makes the most points at the end of the week get to enjoy a special prize, in a form of gift certificate to restaurant nearby, free lunch for a week, a free movie ticket, or an extra hour of pay. You can also set a rule that nobody will go home unless all the chores are done for the day. Remind your employees through a motivational cleaning meeting is a good idea, be a good example to your employees by keeping your own personal workspace clean at all times, and not leaving any food or trash lying around the breakroom. It is nice to offer rewards to those employees who are doing the kind of job you want to be done on a regular basis without them being asked to do so, by allowing an employee to leave 15 minutes early if you catch him restocking soap and paper towels in the restroom, or giving a person $5 gift card if you see someone cleaning and organizing the desk. It is also a good idea scheduling a cleaning party time by bringing in snacks and drinks, and play the latest dance music to keep the positive vibes around while you are all cleaning!
An old trick is putting up a basketball hoop above trashcans and recycle bins most especially if your business uses a lot of paper products that must be thrown away or recycled. There are plenty of memes, or funny images from the internet with words or phrases on them, found on the internet about cleaning, wiping down counters, and trash, so you can print them and have them laminated to be posted on employee areas. Theses memes serve as reminder for your employees to keep the workplace clean and organized. You can always seek the help of a professional such as Lowell Cleaning Services to help you clean your office or workplace most especially if your company is rapidly growing.