CUSTOM TABLETOPS IN THE CAFÉ OF QUICKEN LOANS’
OFFICES at 1 Woodward Ave. in Detroit display a Pop Art theme.
As kitchens can be prone to crumbs and spills, make sure
to prioritize good housekeeping with trash bins and recycling
receptacles, instructional signage, and frequent cleanings. A
simple trick like using a refrigerator with glass doors can motivate employees to keep the space looking professional, adds
THE APPEARANCE OF MELTING CHOCOLATE pairs with bright
candy colors to create a truly appetizing workplace kitchen at the
headquarters of dPOP!, a design and facilities management firm
headquartered in Detroit’s central business district.
Don’t forget about the appliances hidden beneath fun designs –
make sure to select ENERGY STAR units and follow a proactive maintenance schedule: “All kitchen equipment needs to be
inspected and serviced,” advises Peylina Chu, senior consultant
with the environmental consulting firm Antea Group.
AT CBRE’S CHICAGO OFFICE, the
33rd floor’s RISE Café offers a mix
of seating for informal meetings over
a meal or snack. Casual, lightweight
furnishings invite employees to move
tables and chairs around to customize the space to their needs.
“People could just as easily sit at
their desks to eat, but the idea is to
give them a place to get away. It’s
good mentally for people to take a
break, even if it’s only for 15 minutes,”
explains Damla Gerhart, managing
director within CBRE’s Workplace
Strategy Consulting group. “Having
a place like this also allows people to
interact with others who may not be
in the same department. They can
talk about a new idea or share information and see if there’s an opportunity to work together.”