BOCA RATON, Fla.--()--How diligent are business professionals about keeping a clutter-free workspace? Not very, according to a new survey* conducted by MARC Research for Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services. While workers agreed that messy desks cost them time, missed deadlines and reputation, 32% of respondents admit to a disorganized workspace and 45% confessed to cleaning up the clutter only once a month or less. To support “National Clean Up Your Desk Day,” Office Depot is launching an effort to help professionals get - and stay - organized in the new year.
“The biggest challenge is knowing where and how to start as well as finding the motivation to do so. We’re happy to partner with Office Depot on any initiative that helps people get organized.”
Office Depot’s organization survey revealed that:
“We think National Clean Up Your Desk Day is a great time to kick off a commitment to getting organized, and Office Depot is the right place to go for the products and the tips to help professionals keep that commitment,” said Chuck Rubin, President of North American Retail for Office Depot. “We’re even providing customers with a 10% discount on organization products that they can download right from our Facebook fan page.”
Office Depot has also created a “Get Organized” tab on the Company’s Facebook page offering resources and tips for business professionals to get off to a smart start in the New Year, including:
“Every business professional knows being organized pays dividends, from increased productivity to the satisfaction of being able to actually see past the piles on your desk,” said Laura Leist, President of NAPO. “The biggest challenge is knowing where and how to start as well as finding the motivation to do so. We’re happy to partner with Office Depot on any initiative that helps people get organized.”
Office Depot has a great line-up of “must have” products to help business professionals get and stay organized in the New Year. Featured products include:
Files & Folders
Labels and Label Makers
Essential Equipment and Top Tech Picks
For organizational tips from the experts and more information on the smart solutions available at Office Depot, please visit your local Office Depot retail store location. Customers can also log on to www.officedepot.com or www.facebook.com/officedepot.
About Office Depot
Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,585 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.2 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $14.5 billion, and employs about 42,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 49 countries.
Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.
The Office Depot survey was conducted by MARC Research via a telephone consumer poll of 1,023 people who currently work in an office environment and have a desk or workspace of their own. Respondents were recruited via a random-digit-dial phone methodology. The survey was completed in December 2009.