We are slowly transitioning back to the office - at any given time, half of us are remote and the other half are in the office. Staff meetings are still all on Zoom, since 50% of the people are remote. I work in my office three days per week. The reason we are each only there a few days a week is so that we can maintain distance and not be too crowded.
When we made arrangements to return to the office it was explicitly determined that my office would not be a shared space. Today, I was working from home and looked at the screen during an all staff meeting and saw that while I was at home, someone else was using my office! As the COO, I have a private office. No one else is assigned to share my workspace. I was shocked by how much this upset me.
It really threw me and I am having trouble sorting out what would be a professional, appropriate reaction from my very emotional response of seeing someone at my desk.
My concerns relate primarily to the fact that I had not been informed that this was going to happen. Honestly, a simple message giving me a heads up or (preferably) asking permission, would have been a good idea.
I had documents out that, while not confidential, should not have been available to the casual observer. Obviously, moving forward I will clear my desk every evening - which is frankly a pain, but I can deal with it...
What should I do - or not do?