I agree with you on the importance on creating a work space that promotes productivity in each individual. There are many studies that show people learn differently (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc) and how different environments promote different types of learning and producing. A cluttered space has shown to produce less “work” then an organized space, for example.
I would argue that putting up a picture, poster, or introducing a fun writing utensils, although not as dramatic as a paint overhaul or chair upgrade, is a touch of personality in a workspace that makes it your own.
Cubicles do look different, there are pictures, posters, papers, lunches, mess, tidiness, that are all indicative of one's personality. Although unpleasant to sit it, people have made it their own space.
I am not sure if one's cubicle – or work space – is what makes most people dread going into work. It is the overall environment: the people, the social atmosphere, the lack of nutritious food circulating the office, the early morning hours, the short lunch breaks,the overall stress of the job, the florescent lighting, and the list goes on....
I think the bigger picture is: if you want to start enjoying your job, start with your inner self. If you wake up dreading something, you will look for things to justify how you feel, like sitting in a cubicle. That's the epitome of cognitive dissonance!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Well said. :)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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