A cluttered office table always tells you about the owner.
So does an empty glass left overnight on the boardroom table. Small things say volumes about us. And sometimes they are not just small things.
How we handle our office environment will always be louder than the services we deliver.
That’s why it’s important to pay attention to our work environment, not because we are perfectionists but because impression matters, I mean, even the good book says “man looks on the outside”. so as you get your workday started, look out for the little in house things that may spoil your company image.
We can start with these
Of course first things first, because most of our clientele physically arrive here first, put some thought to it. A neat paint wouldn’t hurt; your company vision (rather than the CEO’s first born son’s picture) could hang somewhere visible. Because reception areas often act as waiting areas too, the perception your visitors have about your company could fail or succeed at your reception, and yeah, make sure you position somebody receptive-yes,to match.
Sounds obvious? Of course, but the general sanitation of your office goes a long way in ensuring not just good health but an impression on those who drop by. Keep Kitchenware out of office,make use of trashcans in the office and remember to talk to the accounts office about a good remuneration for the cleaners too, if you don’t –it might reflect.
You rarely learn this at university but The Miriam Webster dictionary defines courtesy as or “behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others”. Unspoken staff behavior will always go a long way in ensuring good relations among staff and it’s only polite to say –it is needed. So go ahead – greet you neighbor in the morning, raise your hand before you speak up in meetings listen and don’t interrupt when somebody’s is saying something. It’s okay to say “am sorry”. Tooth picks are not used in public, leave the toilet better than you found it. It’s all called courtesy.
The silent things are always powerful, that’s why it’s always important to cultivate good housekeeping patterns, if our workplace is going to give the impression we desire, and the above could be good places to start.
And by the way,hope to drop by your office soon.