Can Cubicle Wall Extensions Stop Workplace Wars?
Does your workplace have a joker who enjoys stirring up trouble by hurling desktop projectiles at coworkers? It’s time to stop the cubicle wars. The easiest way to do this is by making it more difficult for trouble-makers to take aim. Cubicle wall extensions can obstruct line of sight between cubicle snipers and their unwitting victims. Here are just a few of the tools of cubicle warfare that could be stymied by higher cubicle walls:
This is really old school, but some employees will still use a rubber band to snap a coworker to full attention. You might think there’s no harm in this practice. But it’s only fine until somebody takes one in the eye (and you know that will happen sooner or later!)
OK, the special effects in this video are a little over the top – people don’t really explode from being hit with a foam bullet. However, guns of any kind are usually a bad idea in the workplace. It’s fine to take coworkers out for a bonding event at the local laser tag center. Just make sure they get rid of all their weapons before they reach the office door.
If your office is really trying to “go green”, the last thing you need is people using paper for making pointless (yet surprisingly pointy) stuff to throw at each other. Higher cubicle panels make launching a strategic air strike more difficult.
The Air Strike Catapult
ThinkGeek is all agog over this classic Roman style siege device. They admit that the primary purpose (really, the only purpose) of this kind of toy is to annoy one’s coworkers. Technically, this weapon might have enough power to lob a spiky foam cannonball over a tall cubicle divider. But the chances of actually hitting someone go way down when you can’t see what you’re aiming at.