Monday January 18, 2021

Coffee Lounge

A coffee lounge, also known as an office kitchen, is an important part of an office space.

Office kitchens were traditionally neglected and concealed from vision. The thought being to prevent employees from lingering in the space. In contrast, newer businesses are viewing office kitchens as a teamwork space, client meeting room, and overall morale boost. Placing a new emphasis on the office kitchen cast aside old ideas for new functions. Previously, office kitchens were simply a coffee maker, refrigerator, and pantry space.

Office kitchens were traditionally neglected and concealed from vision. The thought being to prevent employees from lingering in the space. In contrast, newer businesses are viewing office kitchens as a teamwork space, client meeting room, and overall morale boost. Placing a new emphasis on the office kitchen cast aside old ideas for new functions. Previously, office kitchens were simply a coffee maker, refrigerator, and pantry space.

Although for management, the new office kitchen has other functions other than impressing clients and appreciating employees. An unsociable office kitchen may send an employee outside for lunch and coffee breaks. This may pose a problem for businesses such as financial trading firms and tech startups, which may require employees at their post for long periods. Providing an inviting office kitchen for individuals to enjoy, will keep them in the office.

What if the new office kitchens also function as a work space?

The area of the office that is often neglected and an afterthought is the employee break room. Instead, this specific room focuses on an important group within the business. A successful office space creates the ideal atmosphere for employees to be productive and efficient with minimum cost and maximum satisfaction.

The typical division of office areas are work, meeting, and support areas. Each area serves a different purpose and part. The layout and structure of the office is purposeful and calculated. The design of the area dictates which situations and employee can utilize it. The designs contribute to the circulation of information and social interactions.

Many businesses offer a coffee lounge; others may offer a pantry instead. A pantry is essentially a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and sometimes a sink. There may even be small counter space to add to the shared space.

The Staff Lounge
The common image brought to mind when thinking of a staff lounge is a windowless, poorly lit room with a coffee machine and water cooler. Some businesses build-out a staff lounge consisting of a room, comfortable seating, and a table. The food is typically provided elsewhere and brought to the lounge. There may even be a vending or soda machine. Businesses are moving away from this standard and creating a more inviting space.

Summary
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