Keep a Messy Desk
Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest, it looks like you’re not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace.
To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s. It’s volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody’s coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when they arrive.
Send an E-mail Saying There’s Free Pizza
or donuts or cake in the lunchroom. When people drift back to work complaining they found none, lean back, pat your stomach and say, “Oh you’ve got to be faster than that!”