"File Jerk" Anyone that has ever spent an hour or more looking for a misfiled manila folder will appreciate is term. It describes those that perpetual file items in the wrong place. 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 File Jerks:
Poor time management skills.
Failure to understand their individual value to the overall organizational goals.
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, such as 6 Easy Ways to Beat the Clock offered by Latitude U in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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.
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