Desks cluttered with paper and toys

04-10-2007

Desks cluttered with paper and toys
Office workers are working on desks that are covered in unfiled documents, soft toys and pictures of family and friends, a new survey has revealed.

Conducted by Toshiba, the poll found that 64 per cent of staff are swamped with huge piles of paper as well as other items.

The worst offenders with the messiest desks were retail, distribution and transport workers, while manufacturing employees were found to be the best at filing away documents.

Furthermore, manufacturing staff had no room on their desks to clutter it up with soft toys.

Steve Hewson of Toshiba comments that the results of the survey are unsurprising.

"There seems to be a tendency to print documents for one-time use and then dispose of them," he remarks.

The poll also revealed that 40 per cent of office workers will throw away pieces of paper rather than worry about where to file them.

Yesterday it was revealed by travelsupermarket.com that a quarter of workers will make excuses to have an extra day of rest after a long holiday.

ClickAJob chief executive Yngve Traberg commented that staff must ensure they are in the right career as "sickies are rare when employees love what they do".


Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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