From one of my organizing idols, Judith Kolberg.
In December, 2009 the National Association of Professional Organizers and Office Depot conducted a survey of over 1,023 office workers on the question of “What clutters your workspace?.”
Their response? 32% said food. Yikes! It’s just another indication we are not taking our lunch breaks and instead working at our desks.
The same number of respondents reported newspapers and magazines clutter their workspace (so much for virtual reading).
31% have coffee cups nearby (since when is that clutter?), and 28% report “personal hygiene products.” Toothpaste? Combs? What could that mean?
Hey, whatever it means, it’s not a problem if people can get their work done. And that’s the point. Disorganization in the form of lost time looking for items, tardiness, and missed deadlines are good reasons to clean up clutter, according to the survey. Get the complete results at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=140162&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1373477&highlight=