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, according to a new study from Avery UK.
The survey of 2,000 UK office workers also reveals that they spend on average 13 minutes and 13 seconds each day searching for missing paperwork and stationery, despite one in five decluttering their desks on a weekly basis.
The research was commissioned in line with the launch of a new online guide to getting organised from Avery UK.
It seems a little organisation could go a long way towards making office life easier as 85% of respondents agreed that having a clear filling system and knowing where everything is makes their job less stressful.
Fiona Mills, Marketing Director for Avery UK, commented: “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.”