Vincy Workplace
August 20, 2004
Workspace decor

If you have a desk or an office on the job what message does your decor send? Is your style tasteful, does it look like you’ve moved in or is it a shrine to your family or a famous celebrity?{{more}}
Because the majority of our day is spent at work it’s important to create a work environment that is comfortable and stimulating so productivity and creativity stay high. However, some people get so excited and territorial about their desk or office that they cross the line when decorating. Keep these tips in mind.
1. Your workspace is company property and it’s temporary so make sure that the things you choose to make your space personal are limited but classy. If you have a collection, keep it small and confined to one place.
2. Keep your space tidy. There really is no such thing as an organized mess. Try to clear your desk at the end of the day and maintain neat piles if necessary.
3. Don’t go overboard when buying art. Whether you use the company budget or your own money to decorate your space, buy pieces that are reasonably priced.
4. Avoid inappropriate posters. Posters and calendars with buffed celebrities in swimsuits, in suggestive poses or with questionable sayings should be avoided. It’s simply not appropriate for the office.
5. Limit family photos. Although it’s important to have pictures of loved ones in your space, every inch of desk and wall space should not be occupied with family photos.
6. Keep clothing to a minimum and store discreetly. If you keep extra shoes or a suit in your office, store suits in a closet and keep shoes in a drawer or closet out of sight.
7. Be customer friendly. If you host customers in your office, always have a clean chair and table space for your visitor to conduct business.