Observation 1: Most offices have their doors closed or lights out during the majority of the workday.
Observation 2: The ones who decide and evangelize about open work spaces and the merits of cubicles usually have the biggest offices.
I arguably now have the most tranquil and relaxing work setting in the company. I can just stare out into the deep ocean when I need to look away from my work and PC. I have received quite a bit of compliments and people taking pictures of the cubicle. Yes, I do have more interruptions in a cubicle but that is because people find it more inviting so they can “shoot the breeze” with me. They found my presence in an office and the door to be rather intimidating.
Creating You Own Custom Wall Panels.
What you need:
Color printer, Microsoft Excel, Wallpaper clip art, Velcro (loop fabric).
Level of Effort (1 to 5) : 1 - Very Easy
1. Measure the panel sizes in your cubicle. You will probably need at least 6 panels.
2. Search for appropriate wallpaper clip art that has the approximate panel sizes. "Google --> Images" is a great search engine.
3. Copy the image and paste into Excel, then print. Other programs can probably serve the same purpose but Excel prints the overflow onto separate pages which you can attach together to form larger wall panels. Large 11 x 17 paper is preferable since you will have many sheets to join together.
4. Attach the printed wall panel to the surface of the cubicle wall panel with loop fabric strips.
Note: This is not to preclude any offers for a VP position that requires me to sit in a spacious upper floor office overlooking the city. I will somehow manage.