You Might Not Believe The Weight Of The Clutter On Your Desk
I really didn't think it was that bad. I mean, sure, there's a post it note here and there. Some extra pens.
You know all the paperwork, Post-Its, photos, soy sauce packets, and other junk strewn across your desk at work? Well, it's probably making you worse at your job . . . and you couldn't care LESS.
According to a new survey, the average worker has 14 POUNDS of clutter on their desk. And on average, we each waste one-and-a-half days a year just sifting through it. But the messiest among us waste about TWICE that much time.
The survey found that men over 45 are the WORST about it. And believe it or not, people between the ages of 16 and 24 allow the LEAST amount of clutter to pile up.
But men are bad about it in general, and 13% admit their boss has actually had to TALK to them about how messy their desk is, compared to 7% of women.
Still, 46% of the people polled claimed that being more organized would NOT make them better at their job. The average office desk has about 14 pounds of clutter on it. But at least the bottle of vodka hidden under it helps you get through the day.
Will you be cleaning off your desk now that you've got the details?