Your coworker’s stuff is slowly creeping over to your side of the desk. You’re feeling more and more claustrophobic as the papers make their way across the imaginary “desk boundary” line. In addition, your coworker can never find needed papers. Once you were assigned a project with him, and he always brought the wrong materials to your meetings. When you talk to your coworker, it feels like he is never fully listening to you.
Chronic disorganization costs employers millions every year. It causes stress not only for the person whose disorganization has become an albatross, but also for the people that work with him. What can do you when your coworker’s chronic disorganization is affecting you?