The office manager, employees, and other staff are not the only thing people will notice about a business. Several other aspects should be kept in order as well to help effectively create a cleaner office image for the staff as well as the company.
While some businesses may not feel that office cleanliness should be treated as a high priority, it actually should be up high on the list. The professional image we convey is what the clients will see when they walk into the office.
When creating and maintaining a professional image, it is crucial for the office manager to ensure that everyone is dressed appropriately and are putting their best foot forward when meeting and engaging with clients.
The right attire in combination with a winning attitude can be a successful recipe for retaining clients and growing a business. A company and personal image are created by the way a person dresses, behaves, and talks and how the environment appears.
Always dress appropriately for the occasion and maintain a professional focus while in the office environment.
Clean Workspace = Professional Atmosphere
A clean and organized workspace is also important when you are working on creating a cleaner office image. You want to avoid overflowing trash cans, cluttered desks, and messy floors and surfaces. If the client sees a mess, they will most likely not want to continue to do business with the company because they don’t even care enough to make sure that the office is orderly and presentable.
If you find that there is simply not enough time in the day to successfully complete all the administrative tasks, then the company should definitely consider hiring a professional cleaning service to come in and take over, so the office manager and staff can maintain focus on the business.
Additionally, one surefire way to create a clean image and running a smooth operation is by staying organized. Remove clutter and distractions, prioritize the daily and weekly tasks, and make sure that everyone is doing their jobs correctly. As an office manager, you will want to make sure that everything is being done in accordance with the company image.