The last thing any business wants is to invite a potential client or employee to the facility to find a dingy, dirty restroom. The reality is, restroom etiquette says a lot in a corporate setting, according to ChicagoNow reports.
A comfortable, clean restroom communicates that the business respects their employees and visitors. To get there, ChicagoNow offers some tips on keeping a business bathroom in top shape.
An office restroom should be built with quality materials that will hold up and make a positive statement about the business. Individual mirrors are better than one large piece of glass. Easy-to-use hands-free sinks and dryers are also a good idea.
Make sure the bathroom isn’t just well-built, but well-maintained. Failing to maintain it will immediately give the impression that a company doesn’t care about hygiene and subjects its employees to substandard working conditions, the article said.
Also, most people don’t expect style or humor from a business’ restroom, so when they find it, it makes an impression. A bright and colorful paint scheme to the just-right selection of background music or commentary can do the trick.
Whatever a bathroom says about a company, it better be positive. A simple, cheap restroom is acceptable (as long as it’s clean), but it’s a wasted opportunity to differentiate a business.