Work Life

What does your work station say about you?

Waiting for that pending pay rise? Clean workstations can sure-fire help you win it!

They say what’s going on the inside gets reflected on the outside. What do you see on your desk: a chipped and stained coffee mug with yesterday’s latte, papers strewn here and there or a mountainous heap of ‘unread’ mails? Sometimes, a Monica Geller in each one of us helps. To come out of the cubicle hell all you need is some time allocation to keep it tidy. Apart from the pencil skirt, the chignon up do and the excellent body language, a neat workstation can help win your boss’s heart.


Since you spend most of the day at work, it is natural to decorate your space in such a way that it reminds you of home. A photo frame with your family picture, a merit certificate highlighting your personal achievement and a showpiece with a memorable saying on it may be some of the things you wish to display. But before you embark on a decorating blitzkrieg do bear in mind that different companies have different work ethics and codes of conduct. It is imperative that you adhere to the same. Things that you keep at your desk are capable of sending out messages to your colleagues, be it a bowl of walnuts for the healthy you or a picture of the original diva Marilyn Monroe for the fashionista in you. The kind of books you stack up or the pot of thick tuft fern you keep talks about your interests, efficiency, competency and sociability.


You have your papers neatly stocked in files and folders neatly labelled. You are the type who cleans your work space on a regular basis. You store the office supplies and stationery in separate boxes. You have complete aversion towards clutter and dislike your co workers creating mayhem at your desk. Well, you might slightly overdo this, but who cares, you are the perfectionist!


You tend to display your soft side at work like displaying a childhood photo of yours or personal mementos. You display photos because you prefer to have them around you all the time. This also includes sticking inspirational posters or mementos that have a meaning attached to it.


From shiny trinkets to disco balls, a martini glass, bright accessories, whimsical images, photos of the wild bachelorette do you had last month, the party girl in you can bring your wild and fun side into your cubicle. Display of party paraphernalia and décor can project your profuse love for Friday nights. You are the type who loves to infuse a shot of fun even at work.


Let’s see! You are the office goofball. You could be the type who has an affinity towards comic strips, the Chuck Norris and David Letterman type of humor and a dartboard. A prankster’s cubicle is a reflection of your humorous side.

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