Having said that untidiness in an office can help you think clearer, the opposite side of the coin on this is that it can have a negative impact on profits. An article recently published in the Telegraph, claims that top executives in a company can waste in the region of 6 weeks per year trying to find papers and files. It is not just the executives that are to blame however, but office workers who leave their office desk full of clutter run the risk of losing potential clients as it leaves a bad impression when a potential customer enters the office.
A study undertaken, shows us that by simply tidying your belongings and reorganising your office desk and organising your office furniture more efficiently, for example making sure you have filed everything away in the appropriate office storage areas such as filing cabinets and tambour cupboards, it can increase productivity levels by up to 30%. Not only this but but research has also shown that this can also decrease the stress levels amongst office workers.
A study that was conducted by the National Association of Professional Organisers said that 91% of workers felt that if their office was organised better, then they would be more efficient.
There are a few ways that you can achieve a more organised office without having to change a huge amount. The first one is simple, try and incorporate a clear desk policy within your work. This will force employees to tidy after themselves and ensure that clutter and untidiness does not get worse over time. Not only this but potential clients will see that the office is a more professional one.
Try and arrange your office furniture and desk configurations into a more efficient way. This could mean sectioning of the room into teams and using freestanding screens to create different areas for the different types of workers.