How weird is it for an office to lack a desk?
January 9, 2013 3:26 PM Subscribe
I would like to take the big, corner desk out of my office and instead have a couch, along with a laptop table
that I can use as needed. Or maybe a small stand-up desk off to the side. I am wondering what the outside perception might be, as well as any potential problems I may not have considered.
posted by cessair to work & money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am sufficiently senior that I'm not worried about being "allowed" to do this, or facing any repercussions career-wise, but I also don't want everyone to think I am incredibly bizarre.
Possibly relevant facts:
- I work in an academic type environment.
- My office is private.
- I only use my laptop.
- Meetings with external people only occur in a separate conference room, only my direct reports ever visit my office for meetings, and then for infrequent consultations - most internal meetings also occur in a conference room.
- I have sufficient space to have a couch, a 4 top conference table, a laptop desk or standing desk, a bookshelf, and a filing cabinet.
Would the couch seem less weird if there was also a standing desk as an option? Is an armchair with an ottoman better? I don't want to nap, I just want a comfortable place to sit when I have to do tedious computer tasks!
Do you have an unusual office configuration? Suggestions for the best set-up?