At PVC, we work with many office spaces. One question we encounter frequently is “What are the best practices we can use in the office to keep it tidied up in the spaces of time between scheduled cleanings?” Oftentimes this task ends up being delegated to the most responsible team member if there is not a specific process in place. Here are some ways to help incentivize your office staff to keep your working space clean between routine professional cleans.
A Culture of Individual Accountability
At first glance, it may appear to be a common-sense practice, but adopting a policy where each individual is made responsible for their own workspaces and cleanups after their own projects can go a long way when it comes to maintaining cleanliness. When each team member covers their own spaces, spaces will stay cleaner longer, as mess won’t be allowed to build up as significantly before your next scheduled cleaning. Additionally, providing the means to clean such as cleaning products or additional wastebaskets can go a long way to incentivize your team to remain individually accountable as well.
The next most helpful process to employ when seeking a clean workspace is delegating responsibilities among your employees in an organized fashion. This can be done for any cleaning endeavors that are larger than personal messes, but tasks such as polishing floors, deep cleaning, scrubbing, and vacuuming, and cleaning bathrooms can still be left up to your routine maintenance professionals. Delegating responsibility like this can also ensure that cleaning duties are equally shared amongst your workforce.
A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way
Many offices also find that offering their employees rewards for efficiently and effectively carrying out their cleaning duties can be quite beneficial. If one person’s efforts in particular are a cut above the rest, recognition can help with boosting morale and set their efforts as an example for your space. Rewards can also be offered for whoever maintains the cleanest personal space, or perhaps team rewards can be given for exceptional work, for example leaving early if duties are completed early at the end of the day.
When your entire staff is on the same page about keeping your space clean, it can help provide your scheduled cleaning professionals with more time to do what they do best. At ProVirusClean, we provide state-of-the-art solutions ranging from routine maintenance to deep cleans. Contact us using the form on our site or give us a call at 657-758-7002 to learn how we can help keep your space clean and protected from COVID-19!
By Anthony L May III
CEO of ProVirusClean