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The Brain Bath?! Says: Size Matters


If you’re going to make it in training, size matters. Seeking that promotion in a box of chocolate éclairs, however, is not going to cut it, this is not a license to eat your way up the career ladder – it’s your office place, not your waistline, that shows success.

According to recruitment consultancy Office Angels, the patch you call your own reveals a lot about your place in the company. The more senior you are, the better your desk spot and the more space you get to spread that stationery.

The message is clear: if you can stretch your legs without kicking the person in front of you, you’ve made it.

In the name of research, I ousted members of The Brain Bath?! team from their beloved desks to discover which seating position really was best:

  • Senior staff are most likely to get a window seat, but after spending all day gazing out of the window, you might not stay in the senior echelons for very long.
  • If you get demoted for staring out of the window, you’ll have to shift further from the world outside. Now when you look wistfully at the place you once had, it will look like you’re deep in concentration, your boss will admire your commitment and hey presto, back to the window seat you go!
  • At the top, your own office affords you the privilege of whizzing round on your chair in private, but it does get lonely. It’s best if you have any habits you’d like to keep secret or you just plain don’t like your co-workers.
  • Junior employees are usually stuck in the centre of the room with only a neon strip light to keep things bright. The advantage is that if you can’t see outside, you don’t think you’re missing anything. The downside is you could get rickets.

Do you have any insights into what your desk location says about you? Post your comments below.


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