Our team consists of 18 people. The cleanliness of our team kitchen is a constant struggle. I have held one-on-one discussions with every member of our team about cleaning up after themselves. Everyone says they clean up after themselves and while things get better for awhile, they overall problem persists. To me the problem highlights deeper, fundamental problems.
Two days ago, someone left a coke in the freezer and it exploded making a nice mess. I placed a note on the freezer asking whoever made the mess to clean it up. No one stepped up. This morning I spoke to everyone personally - no one admitted to the act. One person, who I do not believe is the culprit, stepped in and cleaned the freezer.
I have two problems that need solving. One is rolling out a policy that will motivate everyone to do their part in keeping the kitchen clean. The other, more troubling problem is dealing with the liar.
I would appreciate very much your ideas on how to effectively deal with these issues.
Thanks in advance,