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:
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