For 17 years I was a manager and always had my own office. You need a private space when you manage people. There are a lot of confidential papers and conversations.
When I resigned from my management position my office had become very comfortable. It had become a second home. I will never let that happen again. Don’t ever let your office be a home, it’s not.
Now I am in the cubicle world.
I’ve noticed that I have developed a number of pet peeves that I didn’t have to deal with when I had my own office.
I was never one of those managers who hid behind the closed doors of my office. They were always opened except when I was doing confidential business.
Although I’ll never go back to management again I sure wouldn’t mind having an office to avoid these things that I hate about the cubicle world.