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Take our monthly pollSmall business owners who struggle keeping their office clean should consider leveraging their employees to tidy up after a day’s work. It doesn’t have to be a full-out deep clean, but regular surface cleaning and organization can go a long way to keeping an office looking great.

Owners are already stretching the dollar as far as they can by using their resources, and not everyone can afford to have a local janitorial service company at their disposal. Here are several ways to motivate employees to clean the office:

  1. Create a reward or competition out of it
  2. Make it mandatory
  3. Once a week, hold a cleaning party

Once there is buy-in from the employees, owners can provide a cleaning guide that keeps them on track and ensures everything in the office is touched. It puts the responsibility on the individual rather than the collective group.

Here is a sample cleaning guide for download: