Disorganization can have a huge impact on productivity, but it’s hard to know exactly what the cost is to a business. Several weeks ago, I posted this information on my Facebook page:
An overwhelming 80 percent of Canadians feel disorganized, with most saying they have a hard time keeping order in their home, at their workplace, and with time management according to a Leger Marketing survey conducted by Professional Organizers in Canada.
This calculator on the Smead Organomics website puts a value on time and money lost due to disorganization. I ran this scenario for a small business with a single principle:
Annual Lost Billable Time/Revenue:
Number of billable employees 1
Billable hourly rate $100.00
Hours lost each day, per billable employee, due to disorganization 0.5
Based on the information you entered above, this is the annual number of hours wasted and the amount of billable revenue your company loses due to disorganization.
125 hours for a total $12,500 every year!
How many billable hours is your company losing to disorganization?
Over the next couple of months, I’m going to post a series of tips that will help you get organized at the office. Get ready to reclaim the time, money and focus that disorganization has taken away!