Fit For A Geek: 10 Ways To Boost Your Office’s Geek Quotient
Whether your office is your second home or actually located in your home, decorating the space can make you feel more comfortable, experience greater job satisfaction, and encourage you to look forward to your workday.
A great office design has actually been proven to help increase the occupant’s productivity. The more comfortable employees are, the harder they work. You’ll be able to use your time much more efficiently and feel more satisfaction at the end of the day.
This is particularly worthwhile if you’re stuck in an office that has zero personality. Gray desks and white walls without so much as a cat poster can really lower the mood at work.
You should feel comfortable in your own space, not like a nomad passing through a featureless expanse of desert. Check out the ultimate geeky office style guide below for inspiration.
1. Star Wars Movie Posters
Bare office walls getting you down? Cover them with Star Wars movie posters. If you search, you can even find collector’s items from the originally trilogy.
2. Photoshop Magnets
What better way to put up reminders about a design meeting or project deadline than with Photoshop-themed magnets? These magnets replicate the menus and tool bars used in Adobe’s photo-editing software.
3. Iron Throne Paperweight
If you’re in the larger part of 90 percent of the population, you’ve watched Game of Thrones. If you’re in the 10 percent that hasn’t seen it, you can still totally geek out about it. Get yourself a paperweight shaped exactly like the Iron Throne! It’s not only attractive, but also very useful for keeping your papers from blowing away when your coworker blasts his fan.
4. Floppy Disk Planter
Every office needs a plant to help improve the air quality and bring some green into a drab office space. You can make your own retro-tech planter by gluing together four floppy disks as a frame for your potted plant.
5. Superhero Life-Size Cutouts
When you really need to get work done, place a life-size cutout of the Incredible Hulk in front of your cubicle doorway. Any other superhero will probably do to intimidate your pesky neighboring cubicle workers.
6. iPhone Icon Coasters
You can protect your desk surface with coasters made to look like icons on the iPhone. This is the perfect item if you’re looking to show off your personality a little, but also want to keep the look modern and professional.
7. Super Mario Potted Plant
Not much of a green thumb? No problem! Just “plant” a plastic, pixilated piranha plant in your everyday stone pot. No watering or sunlight required.
8. Star Wars Bookends
When you have limited space on your desk or shelves, make sure your business books (and comic book collection) don’t fall over. Use Star Wars bookends to secure their position.
9. Zelda Triforce Lamp
If you’re a gamer, you need this lamp to add extra light to your desk. No explanation needed.
10. Google Bean Bag
Establish a special corner in your office dedicated for relaxation or “thinking time” with a Google-branded bean bag. Since Google’s office is riddled with relaxing places to work, including bean bag rooms and nap pod stations, it’ll feel just like you’re working for the tech giant!