How do we tell an employee to clean up her desk?
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