Who moved my stapler?

by Danielle on November 23, 2012

 Who moved my stapler…my files…that report…my desk?!

Doing business during a tough economy has been a challenge. The obvious cost cutting measures such as downsizing, outsourcing and eliminating the ‘extras’ has become common business practice. You may feel you’ve examined every line item leaving no stone unturned, but  were you aware that a disorganized workplace and poor time management within your business is costing your company up to $11,000 per year- per staff person?

There are many costs associated with operating a business in a disorganized fashion.  In 2010, Brother International Cooperation released survey results about workplace disorganization.  Disorganized offices create a much larger issue than simply dollars lost.  Do you see any of the following behaviors or actions in your workplace?

Respondents reported….in brief…

Lost or misplaced material – 1 workweek – 30 minutes per week- lost annually per employee. Others report having lost mobile phones, flash drives, a briefcase, laptop or PDA.

Staff report feeling ill-prepared for a meeting as a result of lost information.

Disorganized and cluttered workplace appears unprofessional.

Disorganized workplace “hurts productivity”.

“A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind”.

The cost of disorganization is clearly much more than duplicate spending. Lost time on wasted activities- looking for items, lacking time-management systems, and feeling distracted, frustrated and non-productive as a result of the clutter and disorganization is an added cost. Not to mention the scattered plans and ideas that never develop. Add to those costly outcomes the amazing intern biding her time or the client that knew immediately upon entering into your office that her companies contract would not be one lost in the piles. Everyone feels the crunch of competition and if the perception is a disorganized workplace then the reality is missed opportunities and unnecessary costs to the company.

We often hear “well, I really didn’t see the mess as being so terrible”.  Whether it is you or a colleague, workspace disorganization will impact your bottom line. Point it out. Your staff and clients will thank you.

Take a critical look around your office. What do you see?

Let the S.O.S. Crew help you recreate your office space.  Send the right message to your staff and clients.

Visit Signature Organizing Service and call 765-427-2785 today for a free in-office assessment.

The S.O.S. Crew

 

 

 

 

 

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