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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Survey: Disorganization at Work is Costing the Economy Billions

Rieva Lesonsky reveals a new survey that shows how much our disorganization at work is costing us. Here's an excerpt:

"Turns out your messy desk just might be hurting the U.S. economy....
January was "Get Organized" month. So how did you do? Are you and your employees now ship-shape and clutter-free? Chances are, not so much. 
According to Brother International's "P-touch Means Business" survey, each one of us loses an estimated 76 working hours each year due to disorganization in the workplace. That adds up to more than $177 billion annually in lost productivity.
Does this sound painfully familiar? Most of us (66 percent) spend up to 30 minutes a week looking for misplaced items. Office supplies, file folders, computer files and mobile phones are among the most commonly misplaced items in the workplace, according to survey respondents."

More on the cost of disorganization:

Three Steps to Organizing Your Office

Get Organized Month - How to Save Money by Being Organized

The Effects of Disorganization at the Office

Clutter in Your House or Office Means Clutter in Your Mind