So, I work a desk job. I've done this for awhile, at more than one office. It's quite bland. I have a cubicle, in a sea of cubicles, and many many people highly decorate our bland cubicle walls to make our personal space not so bland. I have done this in the past, but not really with icons. I began this some time ago by purchasing a small standing shrine of Christ from my parish bookstore. It's nice having it there, and I do occasional silent prayers (e.g., the prayer before commencing any task, found in many prayer books, is posted above my computer and I try to remember and pray it each morning).
I would like to include more icons in my workspace and create somewhat of a mini icon corner. Nothing elaborate, and only small laminated prints (which I will probably print off and laminate myself). I feel like it would bring a sacredness to my work that I think would be positive for me.
It may also end up being a conversation piece as people walk by and see it. Co-workers have on occasion noted the Christ icon, as well as my prayer rope and books I keep at my desk, which often involve something about Orthodoxy. I guess my point is that I don't evangelize, but I have no problems with displaying my faith in silent ways already.
Has anyone had any experience with incorporating such things at work? If yes, please share your experience (aesthetics, practical advise, how having icons at work affected you and co-workers, etc.)Whether you have or not, do you think it's a good idea? Why or why not?