These 8 drawbacks to toiling in the standard cubicle environment might lead to the 10 Commandments of Cubicle Life. Number one could be: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's corner cubicle.
We'll let you flesh out the next nine commandments, but we will add that despite all its drawbacks, success in an office jammed packed with cubicles really depends on everyone sticking to the Golden Rule: Do to others like you might want them to do unto you. Bringing that kind of attitude to work each day can have a huge impact on your coworkers. Cheering people up and making positive contributions to projects and meetings will encourage others to do the same. When the guy in the cubicle next to yours needs another outlet, be a good Samaritan: lend him your plug box, or offer to run an extension cord over the wall. In this situation, being generous and caring will prove to be empowering, at least for whatever device he needs to plug in.
By now you've probably noticed that for the sake of comedy we've exaggerated a little in our list of drawbacks. For example, we've actually found that you can hang hammocks from cubicle walls – they just need to be angled a little bit. In any case, smile, the boss may be looking. And who knows, maybe someday you'll be rewarded with a coveted corner cubicle.
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