Procrastination (may not be published until tomorrow)   2 comments

Some readers of this blog may not be surprised that I am sometimes guilty of this, like my planned trip to Gibraltar.!!!

Today Yesterday, there was an article on procrastination, that discussed the condition in the context of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Nowadays Hamlet’s prevarications would be even more prolonged as he’d have to tweet his fears and try them out on Facebook friends.

Working to deadlines – Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

Professor Steel of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, author of The Procrastination Equation, has conducted extensive research into the topic. He found that 95% of us procrastinate at some point.

I have always believed that I do my best work when there is a deadline hanging over me, but research by the above and others has actually shown that work rushed is more prone to contain minor mistakes, and that snap decisions based on gut feelings more often than not earn the decision maker respect.

The article I read was a promotional piece for a programme on BBC Radio 4 called “Helping Hamlet: Can science cure Procrastination”. I just hope it is available on iPlayer, I know what I’m like.

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Posted August 27, 2012 by bluonthemove in Gibraltar, Relocation

2 responses to “Procrastination (may not be published until tomorrow)

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  1. That photo looks extremely like my tripewriter.

    I had a boss who said if you left stuff long enough, you didn’t need to deal with it, thereby giving yourself less work. It just fell off the end.

    I would call that smart management myself. [Gazes around at all the things that need doing…..]

  2. I have a letter I meant to post, I just saw the date- October last year! How’s that for procrastination!

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