Chapter 46. Your Work Space Reflects Who You Are (and Who You Want to Be)

It may be that you can’t tell a book by its cover. However, you can tell a lot about someone by going into his or her work space, office, or cubicle. Every feature, right down to the placement of papers on the desk, sends a message about who you are and how you do things.

Whether you like it or not, others interpret your work area as a reflection of your personality and thinking. It’s the one physical environment where you really leave your mark in the workplace; all other spaces are just borrowed for the duration of a meeting or conversation. It’s therefore important, however trivial a matter it might seem on the surface, to take time to ensure that your work space reflects ...

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