Feeling a little exposed in your cubicle? You definitely don’t get much privacy in a cubicle. But you can make a few adjustments to your space to keep yourself a little more closed off from your coworkers. Before you start your cubicle remodel, make sure you stick to any company policies about decorations.
One easy way to feel a little more private is to rearrange your desk if possible. You might change the arrangement of your computer so your back is to the door of the cubicle or so the computer screen can’t be seen from the entrance. Or you might shift everything to one corner to feel more private overall.
The wide opening at the entrance of a cubicle is often the source of feeling exposed. You can get privacy screen attachments that stretch across the cubicle opening like a makeshift door. Some are just fabric that stretches across the opening and clips on both sides. Others are more of a rigid screen with wheels on the bottom. You can also use a freestanding privacy screen that folds up so you can move it to the side when you want your cubicle open. Or use a tension rod to hold a curtain across the opening when you need privacy.
Plants and Decorations
Adding some large plants or decorations in your cubicle can block the view of other people and block the view other people have of you. Use plants on your desk or tall plants that sit on the floor. Desktop decorations can also block the view.
The visual aspect of privacy isn’t the only consideration. If the sounds from around the office bother you, create some audio barriers. Headphones with music work well. You can block out other voices and sounds without bugging anyone else. Another option is a white noise machine. Just make sure whatever sounds you use to block out everyone else don’t bother your coworkers.