Following on from the Great Spring Clean of the last four days (!) the directors would like to float the idea of a Makerspace-wide clear desk policy to keep the Space useable long-term
This would mean that all work surfaces would be clear of everything except the rare piece of heavy fixed equipment. All consumables and tools would be stored elsewhere, leaving workspaces ready to work on, with zero objects attracting the general accumulation we’ve come to know
For example: in the electronics area soldering irons would be stored on the shelves above the benches and taken down when in use
And of course all members’ projects would need to be completely cleared at the end of a session
@members please share your thoughts and ideas
@techs let us know how it could work in your areas, or if there are barriers
We’d have to be vigilant on this, and have clear expectations: go home and leave your work on a surface, expect it to be gone tomorrow? Can there be exceptions? What might they be?
Many of us will have experience of systems like this from other organisations – let us know what really works