employees are rather thoughtless in the lunch room while others even seem to
believe that clearing up and washing dishes are jobs for the team
assistant. But that is not the case.
Every employee should feel responsible for the state of the kitchen.
Six tips for a happy atmosphere in the office kitchen:
- Don't leave any mess behind: If you spill liquids or
make crumbs, clear them away without delay. This keeps the kitchen
clean and appetizing without any great effort.
- Pay attention:
If you use products that are shared, fill them up when they are
empty. No one likes to open the coffee jar just to find that it
is almost empty.
- Ventilate: Your
co-workers may not like to be confronted with strong smelling food.
Some people don't actually like the smell of gorgonzola sauce or
garlic. But you should still air the kitchen even after eating food
with a less intensive aroma.
- Pack your food well: Food
with an intensive smell should be packaged air-tight in the
refrigerator. Otherwise, every time someone opens the door they are
faced with an unpleasant mixture of smells – and other food in
the refrigerator suffers from this.
- Play it safe:
Food that is left in the office kitchen should be clearly marked with
name and date. Food that is marked doesn't disappear so quickly as food
that belongs to "no one".
- Timing is everything: The date on
the food shows when it can be thrown into the trash can. No one is
going to eat a tub of cottage cheese that has been sitting around open
in the refrigerator for weeks on end.
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