Stage2 Offices was created to foster and support a coworking community. These “House Rules” apply to the use of Stage2 Offices by members and non-members alike for any kind of activity (working, learning, and, yes, even playing).
1. Be Nice
Treat others with respect and kindness. Consider your surroundings and use a suitable level of voice and language. Turn off/down the sound on your phone, computer, or other gadget. Use headphones. Book a room for long conversations. Clean up after yourself. Consider the rest of the world too. Conserve. Recycle. Turn off lights when leaving. Print two-sided. Just be nice.
2. Pitch In
We operate with a skeleton staff to keep costs – and your fees – down. Being a member of Stage2 Offices is like living with roommates. We all contribute toward the cost of keeping a roof over our heads and the utilities on. We also help keep the place going. Make coffee. Empty the dishwasher. Take out the trash. Replace empty toilet paper rolls. See a need? Pitch in.
Sharing is at the heart of coworking. It lets us use resources like equipment, space, utilities, and supplies more efficiently. Plus, it’s nice (see #1). Instead of bringing in a box of tea, jar of peanut butter or box of envelopes just for yourself, share. Sharing applies to ideas and activities too. Look for opportunities to include others. In other words, be a good sharer.
4. Play Fair
You’ve made an agreement with Stage2 Offices (e.g., membership, meeting room reservation). We operate on the honor system. Keep track of your use of the space and do the right thing when the time comes and pay for the extra day, the guest pass, or additional meeting time.
5. Don't Be a Bully
Avoid doing bad, annoying or otherwise not-OK things like: a. Pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming b. Defaming, abusing, harassing, or threatening others c. Pitching or promoting your business (or your kid’s fund raiser) to others trying to work d. Posting or distributing anything inappropriate, profane, defamatory, or indecent
6. Mind Your Own Business
We coworkers work in close proximity. Keeping what should be private, private is up to you. Take adequate precautions and secure your phone, computer, files, papers, etc. that may contain information you don’t want to share. On the flip side, don’t snoop in other’s materials, read through papers left on printers, or otherwise dig through other people’s stuff.
7. Be Safe
Don’t do foolish or dangerous things like play with matches, run with scissors, chemistry experiments with cleaning solutions. Wash your hands. Throw away food that has gone bad. Clean up spills. Let us know if something needs repair. Keep our network safe, too. Don’t upload or use files with viruses, malware, etc. that could damage the network, computers, or equipment.
8. Own Up to Messing Up
If any action or inaction on your part or that of your guest(s) cause harm or damage to anyone or anything, own up to it and make it right (fix it and/or cover related costs).
9. Hold Each Other Accountable
These House Rules are shared with every member, Day Pass user and meeting room renter. We should all know what they are. If someone forgets, remind him/her (with respect, like you would want). Oh, and, it’s your responsibility make sure your guests follow these rules and generally behave themselves.
10. No Smoking
This might qualify under keeping Stage2 Offices safe, but it gets its own mention so there’s no confusion. No smoking is allowed in our work space, including our back patio and front steps.
11. No Sleepovers
Yes, we really do have to say it. Tempting as it might be, with amenities such as a sofa, shower, and refrigerator, you cannot make Stage2 your home – not even for one night. Stage2 Offices is for business use only.
12. Stay Tuned
Updates to these House Rules will be posted on the Stage2 website. We will email you if changes happen.