Our ability to follow the etiquette of rules distinguishes us from animals.
Following the etiquette of cleanliness and personal hygiene at work, every employee contributes to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment for each member of the workplace.
Besides that, working in a clean office space improves employee morale, efficiency and productivity.
The problem is that some employees still keep their desks in improper manner, don't flush the water after using the toilet or leave unwashed dishes in the kitchen. They are no following the good manners of cleanliness at work.
What can you do about them to have them follow the guidelines?
Find bellow tips on how to remind your employees about the necessity of following the cleanliness etiquette when using office shared facilities.
The office etiquette of using shared facilities
It is important to remind your staff that they are not the only person using the office facility.
And if they make a mess, they are responsible to clean the mess.
Following a cleanliness etiquette in the office ensures that the environment where all of us are working stays safe and healthy.
Kitchen cleaning etiquette
Office Toilet etiquette
I also want to share the this great office bathroom etiquette infographic I found on The Muse. Hope you find it useful.
Office Refrigerator rules
Cleaning sanitary bins
Cleaning workstation etiquette
Eating etiquette at workplace
Tips on how to remind your employees to maintain the office clean and hygienic
1. Write a memo email
Reminding your employees about the importance of following the office cleaning etiquette is important but providing each employee with the necessary information, especially if the company is big, becomes an impossible task.
Write a short email to remind your staff to maintain the office clean.
Another effective way to remind your employees about the cleaning guidelines is by posting signs requesting that each staff member should leave the facility clean after using it.
3. Policy rules
Have all the hygiene and cleaning guidelines mentioned in the company policy.
Whenever you need to approach an employee about his cleanliness or hygiene issues it's best to make this a company-wide standard rather than having the employee take it personally.
In the end, everyone wants to work in a clean environment. The more each staff member can do to keep their office clean, the better for everybody.
On the over hand, the effect of poor personal hygiene in the workplace will negatively impact your career.