2 Apr 2024

What workplace kitchens say about office culture

From Nights, 10:45 pm on 2 April 2024

If you've ever worked in an office, you would know that the communal kitchen is the subject of many an email battle. 

Who takes responsibility for the unwashed cups, the sink full of food scraps, or even when the dishwasher is emptied and by whom, can all be catalysts for larger workplace disputes.

According to Dr Libby Sander, an assistant professor of organisational behaviour from Bond University in Australia, it can also be an indicator of the state of workplace culture.

She joins Emile Donovan.

Arcaroc mugs in the RNZ kitchen

Arcaroc mugs in the RNZ kitchen Photo: RNZ