Procrastination, the mother of all, ‘When is the deadline? [A week] Oh, no worries we still have 6 days left.” Or as Merriam-Webster puts it: to put off [voluntarily] intentionally the doing of something that should be done. According to Joseph Ferrari, Professor at DePaul University, the cost of procrastination for businesses in 2012 were $10,396 per employee. Info-graphic by Agil8 states that there are a number of factors working away behind the scenes in your subconscious, driving you towards procrastinating:
Rebelliousness – The assertion of one’s free will against an imposed task, refusing to be told what to do.
Timing – How long before the task is rewarded/punished.
Impulsiveness – When something more fun pops up, you can’t help but be distracted by it. [This can’t be true because our work in fun, right?]
Neurotic-ism – How unpleasant the task seems in itself.
Aversiveness – Worrying about a task or its outcome can delay working on it.
Furthermore, info-graphic reports what you can do to be counterproductive and stop procrastinating: Continue reading “How can Creative Managers Win-Over Procrastination?”