Cubicle Sweet Cubicle
Curt Rosengren on About Work
There may be no place like home, but for many people the lion's share of their day is spent staring at the walls of a cubicle. So why not make that cubicle seems a little bit more like home?
That's the idea behind a new book called Cube Chic by Kelley Moore that offers 22 different examples of how to turn that cold grey open cell into Cubicle Sweet Cubicle.
From a more practical perspective, is there any business benefit to encouraging employees to personalize their cubes? According to this article there is....
Meredith Wells, a psychology professor at Eastern Kentucky University, found in her study, "Office Clutter or Meaningful Personal Displays," that employees who personalize their workspaces have higher job satisfaction. Also, these employees have a higher level of well-being, less depression and are slightly more committed to their employers.
Have you worked in a cubicle farm? Did you personalize it? Did others? How? Does it make any difference? Did the organization you were with encourage that, or was it frowned on as "distracting and unprofessional?"