I have started this blog before with words such as …”I read a survey the other day…” 

Sometimes reading the results of these ‘business surveys’ can be interesting .. but too often it seems the results are so obviously in favour of the organisation who commissioned the research.

I read a survey the other day (see its a habit) that suggested that dirty and untidy offices harm productivity.  No surprise there, then …. if 5S is good for factories, its good for offices … but when you see that the report was commissioned by the Contract Cleaning Association, alarm bells start to ring.  Often you get little indication of how many people were surveyed or what the questions were … just the results or ‘conclusions’. 

Perhaps if I stopped reading these surveys, I would be more productive.