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. Let’s try to check effective ways to encourage your employees to clean to keep their morale levels high. 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. Be also firm with your rules like imposing a no going home policy not until all chores are done for the day. It is not easy to get your employees motivated about cleaning but you can get them more excited by reminding them of the importance of a clean environment in a motivational cleaning meeting, and be a good role model to your employees by keeping your own personal workspace clean at all times. Reward your employees who consistently exhibit good cleaning practices, so you can ask an employee to leave 15 minutes early if you catch him restocking soap and paper towels in the restroom every time, or giving an employee $5 gift card if you see him cleaning and organizing the desk. You can schedule a cleaning party once a week, bring in pizza, chips, and soda, and turn on their favorite music to enjoy the cleaning activity.
You can put up a basketball hoop above trashcans and recycle bins if your business uses a lot of paper products that must be thrown away or recycled which is an effective trick that has been practiced in the past. 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. These are reminders to your employees about the importance of cleaning. If you are a growing company and you foresee rapid expansion, you may need to get the help of a professional cleaning service like Lowell Janitorial Services to help you out.