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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.

Desk #42

Alexandria Joy - Monday, January 06, 2014

Interpretation of occupant: This looks like the desk of a woman who likes to be organised and well planned. A perfectionist when it comes to cleaning and surfaces you could easily see this as the home office of a coach, therapist or graphic designer. Our interpretation is that the occupant is highly visual, who appreciates nice things and works best on her own, uninterrupted.  

Interpretation of company culture: Our understanding that this is the office of the key coordinator for a residential building company so we believe the office may possibly be more of a reflection of the occupant than the company, unless of course the company is one that prides itself on its efficiency, cleanliness and precision, then we could see this as a reflection of their UQ Power. Sure would beat unreliable tradies bearing half an inch of butt.

We wonder how the occupant must cope with the labourers and builders in their dirty clothes and work boots each day and we assume that all their pays are efficiently organised for direct online deposit so as to avoid them needing to enter the office sanctuary.

What's your interpretation of this office environment?

Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au 

Desk #41

Alexandria Joy - Monday, December 16, 2013

Welcome to our Master your Mondayitis with a DREAM DESK in the Desk-A-Day Challenge.

Each Monday we bring you an image of a dream desk that's got real UQ Power. 

This week we were coveting not a desk but an entire home library - if you are like us and a fan of real, hard copy books then perhaps you love this library as much as we do. And if you have some spare cash lying around you could event buy this for yourself! This exclusive apartment on 12 East 69th Street is for sale! Check out more amazing photos here. (Wait till you see the the formal dining room, with its carved stone fireplace, is a replica of a dining room at the Palace of Versailles in France!)

Could you live here?

Send in your desk photos to support@uqpower.com.au and yours could be the next desk we feature!

Check out our video about how to get involved here.

Desk #40

Alexandria Joy - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Interpretation of occupants: These desks are typical of so many of our western world offices.  We think the occupants may feel watched, stifled and unable to think clearly without numerous disruptions. From the pictures on their cubicle partions it looks as thought they have attempted to create their own space and make it feel personal. Pity the person who has to sit at the desk nearest the kitchen or the bathrooms as their disruption level tends to be much higher.

Interpretation of company culture: We see a company that was formed before the 1990s and is looking for function and productivity over fun and culture improvement. The bland land colours suggest it could even be a government department.

Open plan offices with cubicle partitions were created in the 1950s to encourage communication and boost teamwork. It’s a trend that is still in fashion, but a recent study has revealed that this type of environment attracts higher levels of staff dissatisfaction. Read more about how your office environment could be affecting you here.

What's your interpretation of this office environment?

Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au 

Desk #39

Alexandria Joy - Monday, September 30, 2013

Interpretation of occupant: This desk was sent to us all the way from the USA and we think represents a male occupant who is focused, driven and impeccable with his word. Looks could be deceiving here and the clean surfaces and visitor chairs across the desk barrier could suggest someone who is also an unapproachable perfectionist. However when you review the subtle personal touches - the photos, the plants and the raw and rustic look of the windows and bricks - you see a different view of someone who is clear on their purpose, personable and realistic.

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.

Interpretation of company culture: Our guess is this is a small to mid-sized organisation that values results over stuff and where they focus on the big picture. We see a company that is functional, personable and probably in the services industry.

What's your interpretation of this desk?

Hint - to find out more about the owner of this desk check him out at his website. Thanks for submitting your desk Todd!

Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au 

Desk #38

Alexandria Joy - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Interpretation of occupant: We see the desk of a man who has a lot on his mind who is not focused on aesthetics but rather gathers information and takes meaning from what people say.

Potentially this man could be misunderstood by others and create frustration for others as well as feel frustration himself when things aren't going to plan. He likes a challenge  and measures and can certainly deliver though at times may feel overwhelmed and torn with too many things to do and too many hats to wear.

Interpretation of company culture: Our guess is an organisation that values data and information over people and fun where what we do is more important than how we look. We see a company that is functional and relatively modern where resources and functionality are a priority.

What's your interpretation of this desk?

Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au 

Desk #37

Alexandria Joy - Sunday, September 15, 2013

Welcome to our Master your Mondayitis with a DREAM DESK in the Desk-A-Day Challenge.

Each Monday we bring you an image of a dream desk that's got real UQ Power. 

This week we were coveting this unusual desk - if you are like us and a fan of riding your two wheeler then perhaps this is a way to extend your infatuation indoors?? Not much room for storage though!

Could you work at this workstation?

Send in your desk photos to support@uqpower.com.au and yours could be the next desk we feature!

Check out our video about how to get involved here.

Desk #36

Alexandria Joy - Friday, September 06, 2013

Interpretation of occupant: Super efficient and organised we believe the owner of this desk Kerry Dawson  would pride herself on being the go to woman for her department at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. We imagine she's the glue that holds it all together.

This is a well organised, functional work environment with great natural light coming from behind (well when the sun is out in Leeds) and also has colour and personality. We are curious to know if the traffic light colour coded document trays are significant in any way as stop, go and on hold?

Interpretation of company culture: We expect that As the PA to the Director of her department that Kerry is possibly the most organised in her area and if she needs to be super organised because the academics around her are less so. From the desk, chair and electronic equipment we see an organisation that is function and professional though not what you would call state-of-the-art or breaking any technology or trend ground.

What's your interpretation of Kerry's desk?

Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au 

Desk #35

Alexandria Joy - Monday, August 19, 2013

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 

Desk #34

Alexandria Joy - Thursday, August 08, 2013

Desk #34

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?

Love us to review your desk? (or want to dob in your boss?) Send it in to support@UQPower.com.au 

Desk #33

Alexandria Joy - Monday, August 05, 2013

Welcome to our Master your Mondayitis with a DREAM DESK in the Desk-A-Day Challenge.

Each Monday we bring you an image of a dream desk that's got real UQ Power. 

This week we were coveting this gorgeous stylish office - with plenty of natural light and storage, what's not to love?? (although we think they've removed the power chords for the photo. Love the red chandelier - only thing that is missing is some greenery or flowers.

Could you work here?

Send in your desk photos to support@uqpower.com.au and yours could be the next desk we feature!

Check out our video about how to get involved here.

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