Anyone that has ever spent an hour or more looking for a misfiled
manila folder will appreciate is term. It describes those that
perpetually file items in the wrong place or do not put files back in
the cabinet at all. These are the folks that cost you time and money
as you have to spend that unnecessary time trying to locate a critical
file, typically at a time it has an immediate need.

There are several underlying conditions that fuel the difficult person
we call a "file jerk":
  • Poor time management skills.
  • Failure to understand their individual value to the overall
    organizational goals.
  • General sloppiness.
  • Not fully understanding their contribution to teamwork.

There is little that can be done about the third reason, but the first
two are more easily handled.
Time Management skills can be
improved through online classes or by reading one of the many
books on the topic.

Persistence is necessary in working with a file jerk. Let them look for
the file you need the next time it is missing and perhaps a few times
doing this will end up being the cure.

Use this term for developing skills in these areas:
Bizerm™
"File Jerk"
A Bizerm™ is a new business term combining two
descriptive words into a single word or phrase whose
definition is often only known by those using it. To
see more terminology in the workplace,
click here.

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