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Since coworking spaces are shared environments where individuals from different backgrounds and professions work together, it’s imperative to maintain a productive and harmonious atmosphere. So we’ve come up with essential guidelines for coworking space etiquette:

  1. Respect Shared Space:
    • Keep noise levels to a minimum in common areas.
    • Use headphones for phone calls, video conferences, or listening to music or videos.
    • Avoid monopolizing communal spaces like kitchen areas or lounges for extended periods.
  2. Cleanliness and Hygiene:
    • Clean up after yourself. Dispose of trash properly.
    • Wipe down surfaces, especially in shared work areas, after use.
    • Follow any specific cleanliness protocols or guidelines established by the coworking space.
  3. Meeting Rooms and Phone Booths:
    • Reserve meeting rooms or private phone booths in advance if needed.
    • Be punctual for meetings, and don’t extend your reservation without checking availability.
  4. Internet and Electrical Outlets:
    • Be mindful of bandwidth usage, especially during peak hours.
    • Don’t hog power outlets; use power strips if necessary but share access.
  5. Respect Privacy:
    • Be discreet when discussing sensitive or confidential information.
    • Avoid peeking at someone else’s screen or workspace.
  6. Networking and Social Interaction:
    • Engage in friendly and respectful interactions with fellow coworkers.
    • Respect personal boundaries; not everyone may want to engage in conversation.
  7. Kitchen and Food Areas:
    • Label your food and beverages if necessary.
    • Clean up after using kitchen appliances and utensils.
    • Dispose of expired items in the fridge.
  8. Collaboration and Community:
    • Encourage collaboration when appropriate and welcome newcomers.
    • Participate in community events and activities to foster a sense of belonging.
  9. Phone Calls and Video Conferences:
    • Use designated phone booths or private areas for extended or loud phone calls.
    • Keep voice and video call volumes low to avoid disrupting others.
  10. Pets and Allergies:
    • If the coworking space allows pets, ensure your pet is well-behaved and non-disruptive.
    • Be considerate of colleagues with allergies or fears of animals.
  11. Respect the Space Rules:
    • Familiarize yourself with and adhere to the coworking space’s specific rules and policies.
    • Report any issues, such as broken equipment or maintenance needs, to the management promptly.
  12. Guests and Visitors:
    • If the coworking space permits guests, ensure they follow the same etiquette guidelines.
    • Don’t invite large groups of visitors without prior approval.
  13. Personal Calls and Breaks:
    • Take personal calls and breaks in designated areas or outside the coworking space if possible.
    • Avoid using speakerphone for personal calls.
  14. Dress Code:
    • Dress professionally and appropriately for the coworking environment, unless there’s a specific dress code in place.
  15. Be Mindful of Others:
    • Always be considerate of your fellow coworkers and their needs.
    • If you encounter conflicts, address them respectfully and, if necessary, involve coworking space management.

By being respectful and considerate, you contribute to a welcoming and collaborative coworking community, while still having fun and being a productive, creative part of a greater whole. Looking for your perfect space in Lafayette, CO? Contact us today.

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