So, I know that decorating (i.e. bringing in little knick knacks) one's office is "rite of passage" so to speak. Though what is the norm or standard usually allowed? Do you bring stuff in secretly or a little pronounced? Also, how long should you wait to decorate when starting a new job?
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What's acceptable varies tremendously from company to company, and even location to location within a company. Ask your manager, and look at what the norm is among your co-workers. Try not to embarass yourself; try to keep it polite; think twice before displaying anything controversial.
It's not as obvious as some people think so I'll add it here - magnets on the side of PCs/CPUs are a no-no. IT Support staff all have war stories surrounding this!
As soon as I knew where my permanent position (desk, bench etc,.) was I would have a framed picture of the wife and kids on my desk, usually my own coffee mug, and cleaned and customised my space.
Thoroughly cleaning and setting up my workspace is my first task I set myself, before I even do any work at it, I've never asked permission.
If you mean things like calendars etc,. just bring them in but make sure they're not going to offend anyone, so don't bring in the Playboy calendar or anything like that.