We’ve always seen a set of team members who just can’t finish things in time, no matter how early a task is allocated to them. Ever wondered why things don’t get done despite the long deadline, healthy work culture and what not….
Here are Seven Types of Procrastinators and how you can handle them smartly:
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The Seven Types of Procrastinators Explained:
1. The Scary Chicken:
Always afraid of taking responsibilities, dodges them to others. Will pretend to be unaware or not having the required skills.
Word of Caution: Don’t tell him you’ve got a back-up plan!
2. The Angry Bird:
He keeps getting annoyed at his own delays. Will always finish up all the things at the end moment.
Word of Caution: Keep an eye on his paid overtime hours!
3. The Cry Baby
Assign a task & you’ll see a grumpy face with sad eyes. This one always needs motivation to get things done.
Word of Caution: Don’t discuss the past events or errors!
4. The Evil Eyes
Look at what those eyes say… there’s a the devil inside! This one wants you to suffer & will find really nice excuses.
Word of Caution: Don’t assign tasks without CC to the boss!
5. The Stupid “FILO”
He keeps prioritizing tasks that shouldn’t be done first. Known issues are poor management skills & distraction.
Word of Caution: Never assign tasks without a deadline!
6. The Hungry Foodie:
Ask him to do something & you’ll see him rush for snacks. Their messy (stinky) desks are usually full of fast food.
Word of Caution: Never assign a task just before lunch!
7. The Techie Teen:
Will always (ab)use technology at its disadvantage! His TO DO list fails to load on different computers & devices.
Word of Caution: Never rely on notes taken on his smartphone!