Study: Office Trinkets Can Harm Career A University of Michigan study finds that too many personal items on your desk can hurt your professional image. If more than one in five items adorning your cubicle are personal, others may view you as unprofessional. Replace them with company memos, the study says.
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Study: Office Trinkets Can Harm Career

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Study: Office Trinkets Can Harm Career

Study: Office Trinkets Can Harm Career

Study: Office Trinkets Can Harm Career

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A new study from the University of Michigan finds that too many personal items on your desk can hurt your professional image. The study shows if more than one in five items adorning your cubicle are personal, others may view you as unprofessional. So when looking for a promotion take a look at your desk top; you might want to tuck away those family photos, stuffed animals, football ticket stubs and replace them with company memos.