Week Four: Culture – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Week Four: Culture

At the co-working space FoodLab operates from, Green Garage, there is a culture of community and engagement with one another. At Green Garage, socialization with others occupying the space is highly encouraged. For example, this facility has a community kitchen-like area and lunch tables where random conversations over coffee are encouraged and are nothing to be surprised by. To be even more specific, at FoodLab in particular, the dress code is very casual and laid back to a reasonable extent. The workplace culture here is one that I have the privilege to experience and be a part of. I have never had the opportunity to work in a space where everyone was encouraged to simply be their own unique beings in the workspace, adding their one individuality to the essence of the space. The Green Garage and FoodLab are far from conservative atmospheres which helps bring a homey and comfortable feel to the environment. I always feel welcomed and accepted when I walk through the doors of the building everyday. Overall, the Green Garage and FoodLab are both places where, regardless of your social identity, people are appreciated and accepted for who they are.

1 thought on “Week Four: Culture”

  1. Josephine Kate Graham

    The FoodLab work culture and environment sounds amazing! I think it is so important for environments to be warm, loving, accepting, and rooted in community + teamwork. Happy you are enjoying it and feel comfortable!

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