Procrastination – Does it affect you or your business?

Do you or one of your colleagues or members of staff constantly delay doing things or put off jobs time and time again.coffee-cup-mug-cafe

This is called procrastinating and in the workplace this can put pressure on other people and can ultimately affect how the business performs.

There are a two major signs on how to spot if procrastination is affecting you or an employee:

If your employees are procrastinating a bit too much you can try and help the situation – here are a few tips:

Researchers have found that procrastination may be an emotional strategy for dealing with stress so it’s important that you handle the situation sensitively. Just because a job isn’t getting done, does not necessarily mean that the member of staff concerned is lazy or forgetful. There may be underlying issues why a person is procrastinating. Usually it’s because they simply don’t like carrying out that particular task so the best way forward is to look at the reasons why and then develop a strategy to overcome these problems.