If your job requires that you work in office cubicles, then we’re talking to you. There’s no doubt you spend a substantial amount of time in your office cubical, and it becomes like your second home.
As such, to improve your productivity and get enough motivation to push through the seemingly longer than usual days, it’s nice to customize your workspace, so it reflects your personality. Here are five tips for decorating your office space;
Let the Decorations Show Business Comes First
While you may be free to decorate your workstation as you please, there should be limits to the lengths you go decorating your office. By all means, be sure to keep it professional.
It should prove that you’re focused on getting the work done and that the decorations are just meant to enhance comfort and keep you motivated when working.
Pictures and other stuff unrelated to work shouldn’t take over the largest portion of your office cubicle.
Keep Your Stuff in Your Space
In decorating, you don’t take all the space in the office. Your decorations should occupy any space in the office cubicles on either side.
And in cases where you might want to hang something like hooks over the cubical partition, make sure you extend the courtesy of asking your colleague if they’re okay with it. However, whatever you do shouldn’t interfere with their stuff or work.
Leave Contrabands at Home
Your office cubicle isn’t your home. Is there a better way of saying that so it doesn’t sound rude? Well, you get the point, and you’ll agree with us. It’s crucial that you don’t go overboard with the decorations. You don’t want to bring all your photographs to cover the entire partition.
Likewise, make sure you keep the restricted items away from your office cubicle. Some offices have banned items such as space heaters, personal desk fans, candles, etc.
Avoid Controversial Decorating Materials
Wallpapers and other forms of decorations with vulgar language and explicit content will get you thrown out of the office. Other than that, leave political materials out of the office. Such materials might also offend a colleague, strain relationships and end up hurting job performance.
Your Private Life Is Yours Alone to Know
The pictures and decorations you display at your desk shouldn’t raise too personal conversations that you otherwise wouldn’t want to share with coworkers. You don’t want to invite everyone to your home affairs.
Office cubicles might be open, but by decorating yours, you can make your job more fun. While at it, avoid going overboard, avoid controversial materials, and most importantly, keep your job first.