National Cubicle Day
National Cubicle Day is celebrated on April 28 of every year. National Cubicle Day is observed to honour Robert Propst, who initially created the concept of the office cubicle. The cubicle is a partly enclosed workspace that is divided from other neighbouring office workspaces by partitions. The purpose of Cubicle is to separate office workers from the noises and sights of an open workspace this helps the workers to work in private and with fewer distractions and this concept also helps in increasing productivity.
“Nobody actually talks to anybody anymore. People in cubicles next to each other, they e-mail each other.” – Willard Scott.
History of National Cubicle Day
The origin and history of National Cubicle Day are not known. In the year 1967, the office cubicle was designed by the designer Robert Propst for the furniture maker Herman Miller under the name ‘Action Office II.’ Since its introduction, the office cubicle has not undergone any significant changes. Cubicles are made up of modular elements like work surfaces, walls, shelving, and drawers which can be organised depending on the needs of the user’s. Cubicles provide the workers with an extraordinary degree of privacy and personalisation than in old work environments which usually made up of work surface lined up in rows within an open office room. In some offices, cubicle workspaces can be decorated by employees with pictures, posters, and other items of their choice.
Other Celebrations on April 28
April 28 is also celebrated as
- National Blueberry Pie Day
- International Marconi Day
- International Workers Memorial Day
- National Biological Clock Day
- National Go Birding Day
- World Veterinary Day
- Save The Frogs Day
- National Sense of Smell Day
How to Celebrate National Cubicle Day
On National Cubicle Day, decorate your cubicles as per your wish, clean and organise your shelves, and drawers and enjoy the day with your colleagues. Also, take pictures of your decorated cubicles and post it on social media and even share your thoughts about the day with others on social media using the hashtags #CubicleDay or #NationalCubicleDay.