Carol is on a mission to de-clutter the messy office so it’s tidy, motivating and safe. She implements a clean-desk policy but some team members don’t want to let go. Carol declares that anything left lying around will be thrown out or donated to Carlos the cleaner. Everyone reluctantly commences a massive clean up and Carol is very satisfied with the outcome.
The office is a disgraceful mess! Carol is on a mission to de-clutter the office to make sure it’s cleaner, more motivating, safer and more secure. She implements a clean-desk policy that the team must adhere to. Some of the team members are attached to their clutter or personal items and don’t want to let go. There is a battle of wills until Carol declares that according to her policy, anything left lying around will be thrown out or donated to Carlos the cleaner. Everyone reluctantly commences a massive clean up and Carol is very satisfied with the outcome.Key Learning Points
“When your workplace is clean and tidy, being organized and productive comes easy.”
CREATE A SAFE CLEAN WORKPLACE
Don’tbe blind to mess at work
INSTEAD: Look around and see the visual impact
Don'tget angry and make demands
INSTEAD: Explain safety and security concerns
Don'tdisrespect people’s belongings
INSTEAD: Set consistent standards for tidiness
Don'texpect immediate change
INSTEAD: Take pride in celebrating clean areas
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