17 May 2017
Wherever you work, you are guaranteed to share a bathroom with other people. If not the entire building or floor, then at least with your immediate co-workers – and we don’t have to tell you that when it comes to office bathroom etiquette, not everyone is on the same page.
First and foremost a dirty and unhygienic bathroom is the breeding ground for diseases and it is vital to keep washrooms clean in order to avoid the transmission of germs and bacteria. This is a no-brainer and we don’t need to tell you to always wash your hands after going to the bathroom.
The golden rules of office bathroom etiquette
It’s not just about keeping the office bathroom clean, it’s about the golden rules, the unspoken way of acting, the do’s and don’ts of what is acceptable behaviour in the bathroom.
The office bathroom etiquette for men is relatively straight-forward. No eye contact, no talking or touching. Practice cleanliness and respect your fellow man.
Let’s break these rules down a bit more.
There is a myth that women’s bathrooms are cleaner than men’s and this stems from the fact that women usually demand a higher standard of cleanliness and comfort when it comes to restrooms.
However, barring the cleanliness issue, there are still a number of do’s and don’ts to take into consideration. Let’s take a look.
Now that we’ve been through the gender specific rules, let’s take a look at what everyone should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to proper office bathroom etiquette.
Let’s face it, we are all adults and sometimes we just need a few minutes of quiet time answer nature’s call and contemplate the meaning of the universe.
By following these simple workplace bathroom etiquette tips, you’re sure to have a pleasant, peaceful and embarrassment-free trip to the office bathroom.
Contact us today if your company requires a professional hygiene solution.
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