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How to reflect your company culture in a communal kitchen

When considering the design of an office or building, you may prioritise meeting rooms or workstations. However, an often-overlooked area is the kitchen.

Communal kitchens play a significant role in any office environment. Not only are they essential for storing and preparing food and drinks during work breaks, but they also act as an informal space for teams to socialise and collaborate, whilst reinforcing the company’s culture.

By creating an appealing office kitchen, it encourages staff to get away from their desks, helping to improve work-life balance and providing the perfect location for entertaining visitors.

In fact, research conducted by Staples Business Advantage, found that 72% of people surveyed viewed the office kitchen as more than just a place to get coffee. To them, it represents a place for impromptu meetings, as well as a space to help keep energy levels high.

The importance of showcasing company culture

In today’s competitive business market, building a strong, positive company culture is essential for retaining current employees, as well as attracting new talent.

This is supported by Jobvite’s job seeker study, which revealed that 46% of job seekers cite company culture as very important when choosing to apply to a company.

By actively demonstrating culture, businesses can create a workplace where employees feel connected, valued and motivated.

One way to do this is by investing in the office environment to produce visually appealing and functional spaces which showcase the commitment the business has to employee wellbeing and satisfaction.

Creating a successful communal kitchen

An attractive communal kitchen that reflects a company’s branding and values can become a central hub for teams to connect, collaborate and build relationships.

By adding a splash of colour with True Refrigeration’s customisation offering, you can create an office kitchen which stands out from the crowd, helping to entice staff back into the office and leaving a lasting impression on guests.

With our commercial refrigeration solutions, businesses can enhance their branding, reach sustainability goals and show they care about their employees and customers.

How can True Refrigeration help?

1. Improve the office environment

A cohesive and branded communal kitchen strengthens company values and identity. As a high-traffic area, it can influence how people perceive the business and its culture.

At True Refrigeration, we’re experts in creating eye-catching, unique and personalised commercial refrigeration equipment.

Not only can most of our products be customised in a wide variety of colours – allowing companies to pick a shade to best match their branding – but our glass door display units can also feature a customisable illuminated sign panel for logos or branded graphics.

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2. Incorporate state-of-the-art equipment

Since people are now back in the office more, they are seeking environments that support productivity and enhance their overall experience. This includes spaces that foster collaboration, socialisation and wellbeing, with the communal kitchen being a focal point of interest.

Ensuring that employees’ food and beverages are kept cool and fresh, so that they can be enjoyed during their break, is essential for showing they are valued. Providing a pleasant and well-equipped communal kitchen can also have a positive impact on team morale.

By choosing True, you can feel assured that our leading product range offers the best in temperature precision and are suitable for fast-moving environments, like a busy office.

Plus, you can make your company stand out from the crowd, by attracting new talent or retaining current employees with additional offerings, like our TDR bar refrigeration. Enabling you to provide draft beer, wine, or even iced coffee on tap, it’s definitely a nice to have in any office space!

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3. Reach sustainability targets

As many businesses continue to focus on their environmental responsibilities, showcasing your positioning and commitment to sustainability is important.

With customers and employees becoming more conscious of the environmental impact of their choices and who they’d like to work with, companies are under pressure to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices.

One effective way to do this is by aligning with like-minded partners and suppliers who share the same environmental goals, like True Refrigeration.

At True, we recognise that it is our responsibility to encourage and support our customers in selecting refrigeration products that are both sustainable and environmentally friendly, which is why we produce several of the most energy efficient commercial refrigeration products currently available on the market.

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Feel inspired about your next communal kitchen project

If you’re a facilities manager or building owner looking to establish an effective communal kitchen in one of your offices, you can look to create it yourself, or there are many service providers, such as TOTEM, who will manage one for you.

Scroll through our image gallery, where you can gain inspiration for your next project.

Get in touch

We can all agree that a communal kitchen offers great potential for businesses seeking to strengthen their company culture and showcase their values.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your office kitchen, get in touch to chat about how our commercial refrigeration solutions can work for you.

Alternatively, click the button below to try out our customisation builder and get inspired by the endless possibilities.

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