Have you ever shown up to work at 10:30 on Friday morning and went looking to see if anyone else wants to go get donuts with you only to discover there is not a single living human-being in the entire office?
Only then, you check your calendar and remember that April 17th is National Cheeseball Day. Why did no one remind you!?
Well, perhaps the day is not a total loss. If everyone is gone, then there is no one to object to your plan to redecorate the office.
Here is how to redecorate your workplace on those days when you show up to find yourself completely alone (and without objection).
Step 1: Make sure everyone is gone
Peek into everyone's office and make sure they are gone. A good indication that they are not in the office is that their laptop and personal belongings are missing.
If their stuff is strewn about the office, then perhaps they went out to get donuts or are in the bathroom. Wait fifteen minutes and check again. Chances are you are not alone.