“Forty-three percent of the Americans surveyed described themselves as disorganized, and 21 percent have missed crucial work deadlines. Nearly half say disorganization causes them to work late at least two to three times a week.”
Von Bergen, Jane M.. So many reasons to neaten up, but it’s too imposing. Boston Globe 03/12/2006
Statistic by/from David Lewis’s survey of 2,544 office workers in United States and Europe for Esselte Corporation

Price Waterhouse Coopers estimates that workers spend nearly 50 percent of their time looking for information, including paper documents. The average document is copied 19 times-a drain on paper, ink and supplies.
Sullivan, Mark. Advanced Processing & Imaging want to make fans out of its records customers. The Commercial Appeal, 01/04/2010
Quotation by/from PriceWaterhouseCoopers

The troubled economy has prompted a need for empowerment, and they’re finding that the acts of cleaning, organizing and decluttering the home can provide that much needed sense of control. In a survey of our IconoCommunitiesSM panel, 25% of respondents acknowledge that they’ve been more active and interested in cleaning their homes since the start of the recession (2.1.10).
Hanna, Nissa. Iconoculture e-newsletter 03/02/2010
Statistic by/from IconoCommunities panel

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
da Vinci, Leonardo