Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Management Statistics - by Shirley Fine Lee

* Americans waste 9 million hours per day searching for lost or misplaced items.
* Wall Street Journal reported that the average executive loses 6 weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files (almost 1 hour per day per person).
* The average office takes 3 days to organize.
* Cleaning professionals state that getting rid of clutter could cut cleaning time as much as 40%.
* 75-85 % of filed documents are never looked at again.
* A person who works with a "messy" or cluttered desk spends, on average, 1 1/2 hours per day looking for things or being distracted by things or approximately 7 1/2 per workweek.
* Per Julie Morgenstern in "Organizing from the Inside Out", it takes approximately 24 hours to organize the average job office, up to 30 hours to organize a home office, 22 hours for a work cubicle, and potentially 7 hours for a mobile office. Once the office is organized, maintenance of these offices should take only 10-15 minutes per day.
* A managers desk holds 36 hours work. The average manager spends 3 hours each week looking for things on that desk
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