Monday, August 16, 2010
Have you ever heard that procrastination is the best source of inspiration? Workers putting off work as long as possible drives every boss nuts. But on the other hand, workers tend to get a lot more done when the fire is lit with a looming deadline. Wouldn't it be great if you could harness the productivity power of a deadline every day? Well, it turns that there is a way to bring the deadline environment everyday. I call it precrastination. Workers will naturally leave tasks to be done at the last minute. I find that making deadlines everyday maintains some level of acceptable productivity. Lie about when something needs to be done. It just needs to be done ASAP all the time. That way, there's no chance for procrastination, and the fire is always lit.