Years ago I wrote this article on Deskmate – a set of cards that you can use within the workplace to let coworkers know your current status or whereabouts.
Each card is substantially bigger than the former version as they are 5” wide X 7” long. So they are certainly big enough to stand out in your cubicle, office, or on your desk in an open office.
Deskmate Plus – One of Many Deskmate Office Products
There are 3 different categories of cards – Come In (6 cards), I’m Busy (12 cards), and I’m Away (6 cards). Here they are broken down into the different categories and they are shown in correct order.
Here are the different categories of cards that are available with Deskmate Plus.
My personal favorite is Politics-Free Zone which is so apropos in this day and age of a politically-polarized society. I do like the way that a social media icon is presented in the Come Share card. And the Don’t Ruin my Focus card has a Yoga pose which is appropriate for a world where yoga is extremely popular. There also is a location marker symbol on the I’m Here Somewhere card.
There just appeared to be a lot of thought put into the cards to be in touch with the world as we know it.
And the extra dry erase board card, which allows you to add a personal message like the one on the left here, is a great addition. It uses dry erase markers and cleans off very easily. A dry erase marker is not included but I’m sure you can find one somewhere at your place of employment.
Deskmate Plus – Some Other Images
If you too think you could benefit from having a Deskmate Plus at your desk, I think you’ll be happy your purchase. The cards from Deskmate Office Products are contemporary, very well organized, and nicely illustrated. If you can’t find one to fit your current status you can just write your own!
Bob has been blogging for over 20 years and has been an office and cubicle dweller for more than 35 years. He has been featured in numerous online publications such as US News and World Report, Bustle, and Work Awesome (you can read his articles here). He created the popular office website CubicleBliss in January 2011 and rebranded it as WorkspaceBliss in April 2020.
In the office he’s been an IT Manager, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Project leader, and Programmer Analyst in his long career. He’s a Certified Microsoft Professional and possesses a Masters of Science degree and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one of those in Informational Technology.
During his career he has worked in the office full-time, as a hybrid remote worker, and has worked from home permanently.