Hi, I'm one of the players in this group and this is what I told yeti the other night. One of the crux of the issue was how the kitchen, for example, could be used to produce anything. my explanation was that we are specifying the kitchen was being used to supplement supplies for any troops we may acquire, and so was directly contributing to our organization. Because it is directly contributing to an organization that is in fact doing good for the community (ideally), there is no reason why its bonuses should not be contributing to anything we produce. it just makes sense that are paramilitary soldiers would be able to produce more of any kind of capital because they would be properly fed, cleaned, trained, and entertained, and would be able and inclined to work harder, perform acts of charity, maximize ability with minor jobs, and all around the better contributors to society. That directly equates influence, labor, and goods. everyday we would be able to come up with possible reasons for any good, telling them today refill the lauders, tomorrow help the poor, and the next day assist is road maintenance. we would be paying them for anything they do, but it is more efficient as we provide better perks for them.The only room I admitted would be difficult to explain in the context of contributing to the organization were our personal quarters. Just about everything else either is directly supporting our paramilitary group or is being used in its most obvious role. just like in normal office buildings, a business would be inclined to create everything from a rec room, or kitchen, 2 private parking or just a park for employees to hangout, all of which is designed to increase productivity. Even research areas devoted to maximizing product placement can be equated on some level to magic research.
I think even personal quarters (bedrooms) could be explained in the context of 1: Saving the owners/leaders money on lodging ('earning' gp). And its similar to the 'prestige' of the 'corner office'(influence). The boss has the fancy comfortable bedroom, or office or what have you. Not to mention having the owner/manager of the business living on the premesis is bound to be a boon for any organization. You have the boss always within a short walk to the quarters (prior to the age of cell phones this is a big deal) even out of business hours.
As you mentioned, other then gp, no room/team 'produces' captial like a factory produces products. It makes them cheaper (allowing earned cost vs purchased cost) and allows them to be attained faster. I dont think its a big stretch the say that a fancy bedroom would assist in the gathering of influence.