There is a belief that what’s on a person’s desk reveals a lot about his or her working style. If the individual has a lot of puzzles and desk games, he is the type who enjoys problem-solving. Things that encourage critical thinking motivate this type. Do you have a Rubik’s cube on your desk? How about a magnetic poetry set?
Another thing that is usually seen on office desks are photos. Look closely at the person who owns these. He or she must really value relationships. A boss that has a picture of his 5-year old daughter may be tough at work but could be a doting parent outside the office. So before dismissing people in the office based on your initial impression, perhaps the photos on their desk of their loved ones would make you think twice.
Penholders and mugs are among the common things found on office desks. Aside from telling me which employee is the go-to person for spare pens, items on the desk reveal a lot about a person’s sense of humor. Having an animal-shaped or a geometric pen holder could be a welcoming sight. The same goes for mugs that have pop culture quotes or images. I think this tells a lot about a person’s interests and favorites as well. Do you have a Golden State Warriors mug? How about a dachshund bobblehead? I’d be your friend.