Desk a Day... every day the team at UQ Power visit organisations and businesses from many different industries and see many different work styles, cultures and team rituals. "Desk a Day" are the desks of people we see and our interpretation of the company culture as a result.
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Taking in the flip chart and natural light our view is this is simply a guy who has a clear intention and knows that his ability to achieve is the reason for his success. Quite simply he knows how to get stuff done.
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Interpretation of occupant: Julie Perrine the occupant of this desk is an administrative expert, author and founder of All Things Admin, so it is no wonder that her desk looks like a productive, organised haven for getting things done! Full disclosure that we know the occupant in this case however it doesn't take away from the fact that she is living her brand in the most perfect way. This is a spotless, organised work environment, with not a spec of dust or rubbish and also a lovely personal touch of a fresh bloom. In addition the workspace appears well planned ergonomically and for the different duties of her busy role as CEO.
Interpretation of company culture: We expect that Julie's team of virtual assistants and administrative support for her online training programs similarly work in an organised fashion with deadlines, structures and clear reporting lines in place. We expect not only is there a place for everything but also that all team members have role clarity and that Julie is clearly the leader at the helm steering the ship. We see a culture that is sensible, practical, methodical and considered.
What's your interpretation? of Julie's What industry do you think this is from? Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au
Interpretation of occupant: Our guess is that this is someone who is male, tech savvy and focussed on the task that they are performing. Clearly aesthetics and visual are of little consequence in this crowded, food and drink scrap environment. An absent minded professor type who loves to work all day in their pyjamas and interact online rather than in person.
What's your interpretation? What industry do you think this is from?