Personalizing Your Professional Space

Pencils and Moleskines 05Image by Paul Worthington via Flickr
Most companies today realize that by allowing their employees to personalize their personal spaces at work they contribute to improved employee morale.  Generally, when people have a space to work in that is theirs and reflects their personality, they are able to relax and work more effectively.

But, you need to be careful about what you include in your personal space.  You can have fun with it but you should always appear professional.

Here are some ideas of things that you can bring into your personal place to make you feel good and still remain professional
  • Photos of family and friends.  
  • Live plants (make sure to keep it alive!)
  • Stress toys
  • Motivational calendar or poster
  • Candy bowl
  • Pen holders 
  • Note holder/spike
  • Fun pens/pencils