- The average office employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking for things they own but can’t find. — organized world
- The average executive wastes six weeks annually searching for important documents lost among the clutter. — Wall Street Journal
- The average retrieval time for a piece of paper is ten minutes; 3 percent of all papers are misfiled. This study put the cost to a corporation of recovering a lost file at $120.
- The typical executive wastes 150 hours a year (almost an entire month), searching for lost information. For someone earning $50,000 a year, this loss is equivalent to $3,842 annually. Forbes ASAP
You may not have taken 90 minutes to find a specific pen today; but, if you give these statistics some thought, you might be surprised to find how closely they reflect your own work life. Little minutes add up— 6 minutes trying to find the car keys, 3 minutes to find spare staples, 10 minutes searching for a document, your cell-phone, a phone number, you get the idea. And as the minutes add up, so do the dollars lost.