We actually just need reminders.
I walked into the restroom at a Starbucks today and saw written instructions and step by step pictures of how to wash your hands. I couldn’t help but laugh.
The instructions read:
1. Rinse hands
2. Put soap on hands
3. Rub hands together
4. Rinse hands
5. Dry hands with paper towel
6. Turn off water with paper towel and throw away
Imagine a picture demonstrating each instruction.
We may not all wash exactly the same way, but the important thing is that we wash our hands OFTEN. We know washing our hands is the best way to prevent germs from being transfered to door knobs, tables and to other people. It’s a great way to prevent colds and other infections.
So even though instructions on how to wash our hands may seem silly, these reminders are good in helping us remember the little things that keep us healthy …and they’re not just for employees.