So this post has nothing to do with interior office design anymore, like the last one. Now, go right into the office and have a look the standard guy working there.
What can you actually expect to be the stereotype? My years of experience easily show the following result:
Happy (or grumpy) guy sitting in front of a computer, wearing his expensive (or cheap) suit, sipping occasionally on a tasteful (ugly) coffee, having his bi-fold wallet placed on the desk (hiding it decently in the suit).
So the average person I just described looks like this:
Let’s dive a bit into the details.
This is a no brainer. In many offices, men are obliged to wear a suit. So not much of a choice you might think. Wrong! Tons of choices. You can choose from wide range of different types, brands, colors and thus obviously prices.
So is there any general pattern? I haven’t realized anything apart from the fact that the higher the position the more luxury textiles are worn.
The bi-fold wallet
The bi-fold wallet, says Aspire to be Different, can come with a matching briefcase. Doing that people really try to be different. This is not how the standard office worker looks like.
The wallet, containing all the important cards and cash, will be brought to the office in the coat or suit top. Once in the office, two positions seem to be common. First, the bi-fold wallet is prominently placed on the desk. Showing off in a way. Saying something like “hey guys, have you seen my wallet, I’m important”.
The second way is more subtle. The wallet simply stays in the coat or suit. Like there is no need to show off.
What would we do without coffee? I don’t even want to imagine.
Have you ever seen an office without coffee? No way (well, probably apart from a tea compnay). I don’t even dare to imagine.
I think we established that after suits and wallets also coffee is a constant in the offices.
But why? According to Wikipedia, coffee is slightly addictive. Here we go. So it is no surprise that people like it and keep drinking it.
So we looked at three elements present in (nearly) all offices. I personally never worked in a place where they were missing. Let me know your experience and feel free to share a funny story related to the topic.