How do we tell an employee to clean up her desk? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: We have an employee whose desk looks like she has a picnic on it every
day—and she leaves it that way when she goes home at night. Apple
cores, juice bottles, yogurt containers all pile up. The cleaning staff
sweeps it all away overnight, but during the day, it's just an
unsightly mess. Plus, she sometimes loses work documents in all the
debris. Is it OK to tell her to clean up her act and get organized?
What should I say? I'm not her mother .... — Malek, Illinois