When it comes to edging out the competition and getting ahead – the appearance and the way you put forth your business proposal has a lot to do with it. Remember the old pithy saying that “appearances matter”, well, they do in more ways than one. And that’s why you need to ensure that your office is spic, span and clean without a mote of dust anywhere. Sounds easy, saying it out loud, right? Wish it were that easy but when it comes to ensuring your office is clean, you need to start from the top and work to the bottom. And if required, get your employees to help you out as well. Just check out the following tips for keeping your office clean – the results should speak for themselves.
Clean the windows
One of the first things that you need to do, when it comes to sprucing up your office, is to get the windows cleaned. And if your office happens to be located within the first six floors, then you may well go ahead and hire cleaners who use carbon fibre water fed poles to clean up the windows. For one, it is much safer and should ensure that no accidents take place. In other words, you need not worry about incurring any liabilities as a result of hiring cleaners who utilize such tools to clean up the windows. Of course, you are bound to think that the cleaning process may leave a lot to be desired but given the advances in window cleaning, the usage of pure, filtered water does a lot to remove the dust and grime from your windows. And the result should be sparkling windows which should go a long way to impress your clients.
Ensure that there is optimal lighting
You can expect the cleaners to clean and sweep the floors in the office. But when it comes to desks and individual workstations, you may need to organize it a tad. Just make sure that each workspace gets optimal lighting and that the employee has organized his desk perfectly. Go over it, and make sure that all the necessary accessories from the odd paper clip to pens are near at hand, as well as the computer to access information immediately when required. Lousy lighting can well impact your productivity and this is a crucial aspect, one that you would have to take care of, personally.
It is always a good idea to go in for a fresh coat of paint, to help spruce up things a bit. Some of your employees may grumble at the additional inconvenience but a fresh coat of paint on the walls with clean desks can impress prospective clients. Just make sure that you consider your employees’ views when choosing the colors and tones for your office. Though the norm is usually pastels with a range of lighter shades, there is nothing wrong with going for bold shades, as long as they complement the whole office. Just make sure that your employees get the day off when the office is being repainted since inhaling the fumes can be dangerous.
This goes without saying; irrespective of whether it is your home or the office, you need to get rid of all the clutter immediately. Make an announcement and inform your employees to remove all the non-essential items from their desks and immediate workspace. And inspect their desks to ensure that they have carried out your instructions. If they do not follow through, then hire a few handymen and get rid of the clutter on your own.
These are some of the essential tips that you need to follow, to spruce up your office.