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SOURCE The Creative Group
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many professionals try to make themselves at home at the office, but some take the concept to an extreme. In a new survey from The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives were asked to describe the strangest or most surprising item they have seen on an employee's desk or in his or her workspace. Here are some of their responses:
The survey was developed by The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on more than 750 telephone interviews -- approximately 575 with marketing executives randomly selected from companies with 100 or more employees and 175 with advertising executives randomly selected from agencies with 20 or more employees -- in the United States and Canada.
Creative professionals often have unique "tastes," and these individuals were no exception as evidenced by the snacks found in their offices:
No need for fancy accoutrements for these workers, whose decor was homemade:
These employees had only to look to their desks for a blast from the past:
Then there were those whose office accessories revealed a somber side:
The office can be lonely, which may be why the next few workers showed up to work with these companions:
Finally, there was this sentimental individual, whose coworker may have left but isn't forgotten:
"Creative professionals like to surround themselves with things they find visually engaging or inspiring, but there can be too much of a good thing," said Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group. "Displaying items that could cause people to question your professionalism can work against you."
The Creative Group offers four tips for creating a polished workspace that inspires creativity:
About The Creative Group
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project and full-time basis. More information, including online job-hunting services, candidate portfolios and TCG's award-winning career magazine, can be found at www.creativegroup.com. Gain insights into the latest hiring and salary trends in the creative and marketing fields at www.creativegroup.com/salarycenter.
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