Who such a procrastinator? In short, a person stably postponing important or unpleasant things for later. For various reasons, he can’t force yourself to perform the necessary or desired actions. Procrastination, respectively, is a tendency to constant postponement of tasks, duties. The term came to us from Latin language (from lat. pro - for, for the sake of, crastinus - tomorrow).
Source: book "Win the procrastination! How to stop putting things off for tomorrow, ”by Peter Ludwig.
in business delaying tasks is a common occurrence both among superiors and subordinates. Happens so because of many factors. How can a leader recognize a procrastinator in time? After all, procrastination is a sign of ineffective management - early or late negatively affect the results of the department and company as a whole. Timely identified problem - the first stage on the way fight with her.
To determine that a person suffers from procrastination is not difficult. FROM
procrastination is also easy to cope with if you recognize its causes
occurrence and admit to yourself that the problem exists. we
identified 7 main factors explaining why the leader became
1. Lots of unfinished business
Tasks set and started, but not brought to an end, lie down psychological burden on the shoulders of the manager. They create a sense of anxiety congestion and prevent to pay due attention to new projects.
all old, unsolvable long time tasks, find out which ones
relevant, cross off the rest. For the remaining tasks, put
real terms, then - monitor the progress of their implementation. Don't let
the formation of “tails” in the future.
2. Inability to delegate
If the leader is not able to delegate tasks to his subordinates and trying to do everything on their own, a situation arises when the team is underloaded with work, and the boss, on the contrary, stops cope with a large volume of affairs, and as a result, a list unfulfilled plans is growing.
delegate (redirect) to the team implementation to the maximum
set goals. Break volumetric tasks into smaller ones,
set priorities, assign deadlines, reserve the right
3. Fear of Past Failures
Procrastinate for fear of repeating the failures that have occurred in the past. Conscious or not, but the person does not begin to act, as the current the situation is associated with when the failure occurred.
past failures and their associations with them to overcome fears.
It will help to cope with uncertainty by presenting those bonuses that
will bring accomplishment of the current task.
Desire the leader to do everything perfectly and a similar requirement from subordinates often accompany procrastination. Find all new flaws to get hung up on trifles, to make excessive claims - signs destructive perfectionism, due to which the terms are significantly shifted implementation of projects.
that achieving the perfect business result is often easy
impossible, and in some cases contraindicated. Optimal
the result (when comparing with the spent resources) is
the best result.
5. Weak subordinates
Leader forced to take on more work since his subordinates not competent enough or simply lazy. Desire to keep good relationships and look in the eyes of the team as a good boss - not a reason to keep on staff non-conforming job requirements.
people, if they do not systematically cope with their duties,
after all, managers are responsible for efficiency
activities of departments and the company as a whole.
6. Chronic Fatigue
Lack energy, physical exhaustion, indifference to everything new - signs protracted fatigue, which is often inherent in procrastinator leaders. Such bosses are panicky afraid to leave their jobs, thinking that without them, the process will stop, and the company will crash.
Take a vacation and relax.
7. Lack of motivation
fight with causes of procrastination will have a short-term effect if the leader is not motivated - he has no understanding why he needs it necessary.
Design own system of goals in different areas of life (self-development, career, family, leisure). Encourage yourself on your journey towards a dream.
work with procrastination laid. The above tips will help
get rid of the habit of constantly putting things off for tomorrow. This
the process is not fast, requiring time and effort. The other extreme is
the desire to always complete tasks on time and in perfection. how
leader, find your management style and apply periodically
procrastination when it is good for business.
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