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10 Rules When Decorating Your Work Desk

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What are the rules about decorating your desk at work? View this SlideShare to learn 10 do's and don'ts to to keep in mind when choosing items to display in your office or cubicle. You'll be surprised at some of the real-life things people have in their workspaces!

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10 Rules When Decorating Your Work Desk

  1. 1. © 2014 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of OfficeTeam. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Rules When Decorating Your Work Desk Rules When Decorating Your Work Desk © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
  2. 2. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 1 Sighted in workspaces:  “A pair of men’s underwear”  “A hair dryer”  “A drawer full of clothes” It’s not your bedroom. Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 750 marketing and advertising executives in the U.S. and Canada
  3. 3. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 2  Get rid of those piles of paper, food wrappers, empty coffee cups and dirty plates. Don’t be “trash”y.
  4. 4. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 3 Sighted in workspaces:  “A jar of pickled pigs’ feet”  “A rotten orange” It’s not your kitchen. Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 750 marketing and advertising executives in the U.S. and Canada
  5. 5. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 4  Some photos, like the racy one of your significant other or that PDA shot, are best kept private. A picture is worth a thousand words.
  6. 6. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 750 marketing and advertising executives in the U.S. and Canada 5 Sighted in workspaces:  “A live pig”  “A large black rat”  “Siamese fighting fish” Pets may not be allowed.
  7. 7. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 6  That campaign poster doesn’t belong in the office. Steer clear of politics.
  8. 8. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 750 marketing and advertising executives in the U.S. and Canada 7 Sighted in workspaces:  “So many paper dolls that you can’t see anything else”  “A rock collection”  “Antique model cars” People don’t need to know you’re an avid collector.
  9. 9. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 8  Yes, coworkers can see your wall calendar and desktop photo. Pay attention to details.
  10. 10. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 750 marketing and advertising executives in the U.S. and Canada 9 Sighted in workspaces:  “A stuffed pink gorilla”  “A desk full of paper airplanes” Don’t toy around.
  11. 11. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 750 marketing and advertising executives in the U.S. and Canada 10 Sighted in workspaces:  “A mermaid sculpture”  “A marble tombstone”  “A bug-eating plant” If you’re unsure, leave it at home.
  12. 12. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Visit OfficeTeam’s blog for more career and workplace advice

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