Some backstory before I do: This is my third cubicle in the nearly three years I've been at my job. Our organization was just beginning a period of quick growth when I started, so about eight months into my job, they decided to take a big-picture look at the organization of the cubicles and moved things around so that directors got offices and their staff could sit near them (with consideration for future growth, quietness needs, etc.). Seems pretty no-brainer, but the organization literally started as one man, 10 years ago, and cubicle assignments really weren't a big concern back then. I've been at my current cubicle, which you saw in the original makeover posts, for about two years. My new cubicle is just a few down, but is slightly set apart (better for the phone calls I often make for work) and is closer to my boss's office.
Here is the beauty, in all its entirely:
You see that whiteness to the left? That's the giant window I have. It looks out onto trees and at the day-care center across the street (the cute little kids come out a few times a day to play in the little playground). I've got a fewer cabinets, but more wall space, so the white board that me and my coworker share moved into my new place. Plus I used the leftover fabric from my first bulletin board to cover a second one.
My favorite parts are the more open layout (without overhead cabinets on both sides it feels huge in here!) and the large window.
How does your workplace assign work spaces? Do you have a say in where you sit?