Before you joined the professional workforce, you probably had dreams of a nice office with lots of windows, plenty of privacy and ample space to think. But the reality is that companies large and small learned long ago that they could fit more people in the building by breaking up the middle of the floor into cubicles. Today, the cubicle has become a real symbol of corporate America, and is the place where many of us spend a good part of our waking hours.
Just because you have been assigned to a cubicle with no personality doesn't mean your space has to stay that way. There are ways you can spice it up to make the hours you spend at work more enjoyable. In fact, just how you decorate -- or do not decorate -- your cubicle can send messages to others in your company about your personality, your work habits and your priorities.