Just a few simple etiquette tips to help ensure we all continue to enjoy using FunkBunk and make the space work for us.
1. Personal Space: The great thing about FunkBunk is the open plan nature of it, but even though we are all there together we all have jobs to do and need space to do that in. All we ask is that you respect others personal space – if they are head down in something then please do your best to try not to disturb them.
2. Privacy: Sometimes we may need a little of this while we work. The items on our screens are just for us. With this in mind please try not to hover behind people while they are working on things that don’t involve you.
3. Noise: The high ceilings in FunkBunk can make noise travel faster than your usual indoor space. As such, if everyone is talking at the top of their voices it can get a bit noisy. If others are on the phone or obviously deep in thought over their work please try to monitor your volume. We don’t want FunkBunk to be like a library but we do want it to be comfortable for everyone.
4. Meetings: If you wish to hold a meeting with clients or with other ‘Bunkers please let others in FunkBunk know. We have a Google calendar set up for this task that will notify you by email when meetings are taking place (please contact Sam to be set up on this calendar). I ask that you let others know so that there is no clash wanting to use certain spaces and we can all keep the noise down so you can conduct your meeting professionally. You can hold meetings in the main meeting room, the main studio or the space outside the kitchen. If you have any special requirements for meeting such a more chairs etc, please let Sam know.
5. Teas & Coffees: Hot drinks are free at the ‘Bunk and we do our best to make sure things are kept stocked up, but we do occasionally run out. If you finish something, or see an item is running low in the kitchen please write it on the white board provided so that stocks can be replenished. Most of us will offer to make each other teas and coffees throughout the day out of the kindness of our hearts, but please don’t feel this is obligatory. When we have a full house making a selection of 10 hot drinks can take up a lot of time, especially when you have a lot of work to do.
6. Food: Being in the sticks you may want to bring food with you. Please use any cupboard and fridge space you want for your food. I know it goes without saying but please don’t use others food without asking. You may eat wherever you like but please be considerate of others when eating strong smelling food. Best places to get your lunch from are any of the local pubs, Harvey’s Cafe in Stewkley (closed on Mondays), Baily Browns in Wing (only takes cash) or the local village shop in Wing (only takes cards for over £5).
7. Clean and tidy: The carpets and surfaces in FunkBunk are periodically cleaned but your desk is up to you. Hot Deskers – please make sure your desk and area is as you found it. Permanent residents – please try and keep your areas as tidy as possible. Your rubbish bins will be emptied on a regular basis. There is a selection of crockery and cutlery to use in the kitchen as well as a microwave. Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen and wash any cutlery or crockery when you are finished with it – do not leave dirty dishes etc in either of the sinks.
8. Internet: The FunkBunk enjoys a 6MB broadband connection. This is usually quite adequate for everyone’s needs. To avoid any lag in connection speed please refrain from uploading large files when the studio is busy as this can effect everyone’s connection and interrupt Skype calls etc. You can connect to the internet through any network port in the main studio or wirelessly. Please contact Sam for a wireless password or an Ethernet cable.
9. Collaboration & Coworking: We all have our own work to do and our own businesses to run. That is why we are here. FunkBunk can make your business stronger by expanding on your resources and giving you a social element that working from home or in a closed off office just cannot offer. Think of everyone in FunkBunk as extended members of your network. Where possible we can help each other and collaborate on our individual projects, bringing the strength of a team to our work and allowing us to grow and prosper.
10. Finally: If we all look out for, and respect each other FunkBunk will always succeed. As well as it’s inhabitants, please look after the building and it’s contents, we have a great place to work in and we all want it to stay that way.
This list is open to collaboration so if you would like to add or adjust, or have any other comments you would like to make about FunkBunk please get in touch with Sam. firstname.lastname@example.org