Ergonomics & Staff Mobility _ An ergonomically designed kitchen is one where staff can stand in just one spot and carry out most of their chores with least walking, turning, reaching and bending. Additionally, ergonomics decrease fatigue levels, discomfort and decrease possibilities of injury in the kitchen. A well_arranged kitchen allows your staff to move easily around without bumping into each other. This promotes an efficient and well ordered kitchen especially during the rush periods.
In recent years, the kitchen has become more than just an area with a stove and refrigerator. Due to technological advancements in the 21st century, and our ever_changing lifestyles, the kitchen has undergone extreme alterations. Once a room used for meal preparation, now a room used for family gathering to eat that meal and discuss the day's activities. Furthermore, kitchens are now able to accommodate house guests allowing people to enjoy snacks and chats while waiting for the main meal.