What's on your desk? Michelle Lewis
On the corner of the first floor at Brandman University’s central office in Irvine, California, you will find a doorway labeled Extended Education. One of the first people to greet you will be Michelle Lewis. Lewis, a marketing coordinator for the School of Extended Education says she likes making sure people and fellow employees feel welcome in the office area. Her solution? A team wall. Not just any wall, it’s the wall attached to Lewis’ cubical right at the entrance of Ex Ed.
“Originally there were some photos of people and their kids, but I wanted to the wall to represent everyone in the office, so I decided to take it up a notch,” said Lewis. She looked for ideas online and found a birthday bulletin board.
“I thought it was pretty fun,” Lewis continued.
She purchased paper, letters and borders and ran with the idea. Lewis, who has been with Brandman since March, said the birthday idea grew into multiple boards.
“At first the birthday board looked great, but the rest of the wall was boring so we decided to incorporate the team and ask them to bring photos to share,” said Lewis. The result was a wall adorned with four bulletin boards titled “Birthday, Family, Pets and Team.”
“There’s something for everyone. Some of us have pets. We all have family, birthdays and we are all a team,” said Lewis.
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