The best way to ease the coworkers into a pleasant working atmosphere is to create a homely cooking area. Indeed, the kitchen is an essential feature of the coworking space as it will become the place where everyone meets and takes time to have a break. Thus, the necessity of creating a cool and functional space!
But first, a few “essentials”:
The place must be clean and tidy. This is fundamental to keep people wanting to gather in the kitchen and spend time there. When you move in, you should invest in “easy to clean” materials. Hiring a cleaning agent will help you keep the kitchen neat.
The kitchen must be practical. It also has to be fully-equipped: which basically means that it should have at least the elements listed below:
A (big) refrigerator,
One or two microwaves (depending on the number of coworkers),
An electric kettle,
A coffee machine,
It goes without saying you will need to add to this list the ‘basics’ of a kitchen – aka plates, glasses, bowls, knives and forks, etc.
Sharing vital resources is the key!
You should provide the coworkers with basic goods such as coffee, tea, salt & pepper… Make sure that everyone respects everyone else’s property. You can leave by the fridge a pen so that your coworkers can indicate what belongs to them and what they do not wish to share with the whole community ;)
Make the coworking’s kitchen fun and homely!
When it comes to decorating the place, our advice is to keep it simple… but cozy! You can also encourage the coworkers to adorn the place themselves by setting up a mood board. This will contribute to their feeling of “belonging” to a community!
To boost contact between the coworkers you can install a big central table in the kitchen of the coworking space. It will bring people together!
Don’t forget to keep in touch with your coworkers!
You should keep track of the satisfaction of your community of coworkers. This is essential to keep up an enjoyable working atmosphere and to ensure the success of your coworking space. You need to be reachable to respond to any inquiry, remark, and question. And mindful to possible ideas of improvement!
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