Your reception or waiting area is one of the most important parts of your office. That is where first impressions are made and prospects turn into customers or business partners. It is important to pay extra detail to the maintenance and upkeep of your waiting room or reception area. Here are some tips to start you off.
Keep the Floors Sparkling
When people come in, they will usually look down and wipe their feet. The floor is one of the first things in your reception area that people will notice. If your floor is dirty, they will notice it immediately, and it will affect their perception of your business, even if it is subconscious.
Have Comfortable Seats
Nobody likes waiting, and if the seats in your office are hard and uncomfortable, you’re certainly not helping yourself. By providing your prospects with soft and comfortable seats for them to relax on, they will be a lot more relaxed when they enter your office to discuss business, which will certainly affect the outcome of the meeting and their feelings about it.
Keep The Air Fresh
Make sure the air quality in your reception area is good. Keep the air fresh by allowing in fresh air from the outside and/or cooling it with an air conditioner. Use an air freshener to provide a fresh scent to the seating area, but don’t overdo it.
Pay Attention to Smaller Things
There are many small things that can impact a person’s first impression. For example, fingerprints that haven’t been wiped off, spiderwebs in the ceiling corners, dust on the magazines, or small pieces of garbage lying around can all affect the image of your company.
A professional cleaning service will be able to keep your reception area clean and pristine at all times. Contact us for more information.