In most work places, especially offices, a desk is a must. They are the foundations of a lot of employee’s day to day routines, from the phone being placed on them to computers or even just for eating your lunch on. But can the desk its self actually affect how staff interact?
In my opinion yes it can. The average desk may have a computer, a telephone, a place to store files etc. But adding a bit of colour to the desk, maybe just a picture or even a coloured desk instantly lifts mood upon staff. For example by simply placing a poster of a specific sports team or music band, not only can this make people happier if they have an interest in them, but brings a talking point between staff, i.e. have they seen the band play? Or how well the team are doing.
On the other hand a duller simpler desk can also alter the way staff interact, and will probably be a favourite for employers. This is due to the fact there are no distractions in the work place, allowing the staff to concentrate in any tasks they are working on, yet this could also be a mood killer, as staff may feel, dull upon their selves and decrease the amount of interaction taking place within them.
Flowers can be a great way of brightening a desk as they bring colour and a summer smell to one. Staff will normally react to this and on a personal level feel better about themselves while also feeling more interactive and happier to hold conversations with people in and around the work place.
Abstract items are a very good way of adding co-operation, while also creativity to the mind of an individual, for example using a blue cactus computer mouse or a colourful plant pot or even an exotic looking telephone etc. This sort of thing provides inspiration to the brain and also adds another talking point in a work place and within staff members.