cluttered_deskRunning a small business does not mean that you are exempt from keeping your office (or offices) clean. While your premises might not be as huge as other companies, the task of keeping a clean office is still present. It might even be a bit more difficult for small businesses because of the intimacy of the office. No one really wants to be the “mom” at work, right?

It is important, however, to realize the effects of having a pristine office. Psychologically, it helps with efficiency in the work place. More than that, if you have clients and customers coming in, the cleanliness of your place will speak for itself. Who would want to deal with a business that is housed in an unsanitary place?

The first thing that you need to do to keep your premises clean without having to spend extra money on more cleaning personnel is to establish house rules. Make sure that everyone understands the importance of keeping their areas clean, and that picking up after themselves is a must. Personal accountability is the premier consideration here.

Another thing that you can do is to minimize clutter. The less tables and other surfaces that you have around the office, the less you will need to maintain. More so, set a good example by keeping your own office and desk clean and tidy. If your own work area is cluttered and unkempt, why should your employees keep theirs clean?

Again, the bottom line is to make everybody aware of their responsibility – and that includes YOU.

Originally posted on September 27, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

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