Maybe Office Furniture Does Make The Man
Some people say that the clothes make the man, but I think in the corporate world that the office furniture makes the man or woman for that matter. If you are in the mail room you are lucky if you get a desk and maybe a beat up chair. If you are in middle management then you usually get your own office and some marginally nice office furniture. If you are in upper management you usually have the corner office with all of the nicest office furniture that money can buy. So does your position get you the nice office furniture, or does your office furniture help you move into a better position? I am only bringing up this point because many people say that you should dress for success. If you dress nice then you have a better chance of moving up in corporate America.
Let us think about this a little bit. If you have a chance to choose what type of office furniture you will get for your office, then you should definitely jump at the chance. If you are in the middle management and your office looks as nice as most of the people in upper management, then the next thing you know you might become part of upper management. One of the things that are true about human nature is that people like to be around other people like themselves. If you dress like upper management, act like upper management, have office furniture like upper management, then there will be a better chance of you being promoted to upper management.
I know that this sounds absurd, but if you think about it this theory actually makes some sense. The next time you are picking out office furniture for your office you should take some time to look at your bosses’ office furniture and try to purchase furniture similar to what they have in their office. If you pay attention to this fact, then you just might get that promotion you have being waiting for.