How do you know if you or any of your employees are procrastinators?
When faced with a decision to make or a task to complete, we usually rely on our self-control in order to push ourself to get things done.
There are also various demotivating factors that we can experience, which have an opposite effect than our motivation, meaning that they make us more likely to procrastinate. For example, anxiety, fear of failure, and other negative emotions can cause us to delay a task.
To identify the signs of procrastination, ask yourself/your employee the following questions:
To overcome procrastination, you’ll have to be honest with yourself when answering these questions. The same applies when you’re coaching employees out of their procrastination habits, you have to highlight the importance of true, honest, self-reflection.
Here are some anti-procrastination techniques you can use and/or share with your team to help you grow out of the cycle:
We all battle with procrastination from time to time. It’s about identifying it and recovering from it!
Written by Sahar Habib
Founder of Coach Wilson