This CNN article on office cubicles really got me thinking — how much office decoration is too much? What are the limits?
The article covers office workers who have decorated their cubicles in the following themes:
* The Hulk
* My Little Pony
* Dr Seuss
* Happy Meal Toys
* GI Joe
In some cases, the toys and other paraphernalia literally cover every inch, minus work space, of the entire cubicle.
Now, the pros of having your office decorated in such an unique manner are obvious. It makes you feel more at home and gives you a sense of individuality from within a sea of corporate-beige.
However, the cons:
* Officemates distracted and annoyed
* You distracted by your own awesome collection
* Employers might be biased against you based on your whimsical interests. For example, the woman with the My Little Ponies. What if she gets passed up for that promotion because somebody thinks she’s not “mature” enough — even though she most probably might be more than qualified?
In the end, however, you spend so much time at your job that you need it to be not only comfortable but a place where you can be yourself to a degree.
What do you think? How do you decorate your office space?