As any office worker may know, cubicle etiquette is very tricky to navigate. The biggest sins in any office cubicle environment are trying to take someone’s red stapler, hovering over the employee’s cubicle wall saying “ummm” and “yeaaah,” and bashing in your colleague’s printer with a baseball bat. Well, that last one may not be too bad if it keeps hiccupping anytime you need to print something imperative.
We have a love-hate relationship with cubicles. On one hand, we tend to connect cubicles with a soul-sucking entity from the deep recesses of space. On the other, we much prefer cubicles to the 21st-century open concept office spaces that modern-day businesses are talking about.
If the cubicle is here to stay, especially in your office, then it’s important to start thinking about how to be polite, respectful, and a model worker, like Frank Grimes or postal workers from the 1990s. Here are eight office cubicle etiquette practices to employ: