Cubicle height extension gives employees more privacy and acts as a shield against noise. But it also provides a little more space for them to express themselves. They get extra room to display and organize both personal and office items. Here are a few of the things employees could add to this vertical space:
- Pin and clip style document holders for achievement awards, company memos, office cartoons, proofreading, inspirational posters, etc. The more employees get to personalize their cubicles, they more they feel a sense of pride and ownership.
- Adjustable cubicle hangers to hold accessories such as pencil cups, business card holders, post-it dispensers and shelves. Keeping the desk clear can help workers stay more organized.
- Coat hooks for jackets, bags, and other personal effects. With a higher cubicle panel, these items can be hung up without touching the ground or brushing the desktop. It also means employees don’t have to hang outerwear over the back of their chair or stuff jackets in an overhead storage bin.
- Small cork bars and whiteboards for brainstorming and note keeping. Who knows, you might end up finding out that one of your employees is the next Bill Taylor!
- Inventive and artistic cable/cord organization (see examples at Turnstone’s blog).
- Cubicle mirror so employees don’t feel like anyone is sneaking up on them. This is a good option if workers are facing away from their cubicle “door” while they work. They know that their internet surfing habits can be monitored remotely by IT. There’s no reason for them to feel like someone is literally breathing over their shoulder.
- Pictures of family in frames that are designed for cubicle panels. If you choose a fabric-covered acoustic panel extender, you can opt for Velcro backed frames (as long as you don’t mind some wear and tear on the fabric). Holders that hook over the edge of the cubicle are another option that won’t leave any marks on the panel textile.