A new study from Avery UK into office life has revealed that the average office worker will drink 24,684 cups of tea, fall out with colleagues 479 times and send 400,816 emails during their working lifetime.
The research was commissioned in line with the launch of a new online guide to getting organised from Avery UK. Of those polled, 85 per cent agreed that having a clear filling system and knowing where everything is makes their job less stressful, showing the importance of organisation.
Fiona Mills, Marketing Director for Avery UK said, “it’s fascinating to see just how much people experience throughout their careers. It may be quite an eye opener for office workers as they may not realise quite how much time they’ll spend doing individual tasks or the number of times they’ll do them. In particular, it’s staggering to see how much time is lost to simple things like being disorganised and not knowing where essential items are. This is why we have launched an online guide to getting organised at home and in the office, with tips and ideas for each room. www.avery.co.uk/organiseyourlife is packed with advice, inspiration and product suggestions to inspire the nation to banish clutter and get their space in order.”
The biggest cause of conflict at work is the temperature of the building, followed by people pretending to busy when they’re not. Other factors including messy desks and colleagues not returning stationery. The boss is the third biggest reason for conflict with the average worker having 891 showdowns with their superior throughout their professional life.
- The average office worker will spend 13 minutes and 13 seconds each day searching for missing paperwork and stationery.
- One in five declutter their desks on a weekly basis
- In addition to sending 33 emails every day, the typical office worker will receive 44 emails a day - or 537,860 throughout the course of their entire career.
- The typical daily commute is 29 minutes’ long
- UK workers are late to work about twice a month
- Bad traffic is the number one reason respondents don’t make it in on time, followed by poor timekeeping and oversleeping
- Office workers will get through 196 notepads and run 282 pens dry throughout their working careers.
- Paperwork piling up is a problem for UK offices too, with the average worker printing-off 343,504 pages of documents over their lifetime in the office.
To see Avery’s range of organising products and solutions visit www.avery.co.uk/organiseyourlife.