LifeHacker is one of my favorite sites to visit (or peruse via Google Reader that is) and yesterday they started a Coolest Cubicle Contest. One of the nice things about CurrentMarketing is the great, open air offices we try to maintain. No one is closed in by a cubicle and though some people have their own offices, most of us share areas. We know that it is more warm and friendly, not only for our employees but also for guests. No one wants to walk in and see a cubicle maze.
In LifeHacker’s contest page above they show a few examples, but I’m fond of the Tiki/Bamboo pictures. Perhaps a bit too busy, but definitely thematic and not as over the top as some shown here from last year. There is such a thing as “too much”.
I share a divided office (big opening between the two) with the other “geeks” here. I have a huge desk that is usually cluttered with tasks lists, notes and most of all at the moment: computer parts. On the fun side of things I have about a dozen glow-in-the-dark zombies, 5 statues of Buddha, one statue of Kuan Yin, a little metal dragon that can open up to put stuff in, a Rubik’s Cube and a toy version of myself in a miniature cubicle surrounded by geek stuff.
Mourned by few, the era of 3-martini lunches is long gone. But, is the era of just having lunch with coworkers, clients, or friends also