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Half of workers admit to being an ‘office geek’

Almost half of workers (48%) admit to being an ‘office geek,’ finds a study commissioned by Lyreco, distributor of office supplies and workplace products.

58% of office workers take pride in having nice stationery

The survey of 2,000 office workers found that 84% of self-confessed office geeks are proud to be so.

Loving spreadsheets, owning highlighters in at least three different colours and getting enjoyment from labelling things are among the signs you are an ‘office geek’.

Other indicators include loving a pen that writes well, having a Pinterest board dedicated to stationery and owning a desk tidy.

It seems that stationery is even good for the mind, as six in 10 office workers said they find highlighting things or using a pen that writes well improves their mood if they are having a bad day, while 48% agreed that stationery is calming and therapeutic.

Helen Moran, Office Category Manager at Lyreco, said: “The term ‘office geek’ might be new to some people but as the results show it’s something many people identify themselves as. In fact, it appears it’s a badge of honour with so many people admitting to feeling proud of this title. Trying to have a tidy desk and owning an impressive selection of stationery is certainly nothing to be ashamed of as the research revealed that four in 10 feel these geeky traits actually make you more productive.”

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