Code of Conduct

Madworks Coworking is dedicated to providing an ethical, safe, peaceful, and enjoyable working environment for everyone; therefore, we have adopted the following codes of conduct to address harassment, and respect of workspace cleanliness and noise level.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, reasonably offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Impact trumps intention. Coworkers are encouraged to contact the appropriate party below, even if only witnessing harassment to another. Coworkers asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Keeping Madworks tidy is a requirement in maintaining a quality workspace. Work areas, as well as food and lounge areas, are expected to be kept clean and presentable. This means cleaning up after yourself in your desk area, as well as the lounge area. Also, food stored in the fridge should be labeled with your name and date.

Proper etiquette in regard to noise level is also expected. Members must be mindful not to disturb the noise environment, or any specific member of the environment. This is a coworking space. We expect our members to make efforts to recognize the needs of others, and a balance should always be sought to recognize the needs of one, while not hindering the needs of another.

If you believe any of the conduct codes outlined above are not being met, please contact Brian Samson (brian@tenforwardconsulting.com), Andrew Stiegmann (andrew.stiegmann@gmail.com), or Greg R. Hyer (grhyer@wisc.edu). Madworks Coworking and/or University Research Park may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or revocation of membership. We value all of our members.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social events.