Who says putting things off is a bad thing? In some cases, especially in business, there are perks on procrastination. Sometimes getting the job done quickly isn’t necessarily getting it done efficiently. Taking time to let your creative juices get flowing or carefully consider that next new hire can be the difference between success and advancing forward.
- Instead, putting things on the back burner can sometimes give you more time to think things through, evaluate the task from different perspectives, and brainstorm creative ideas that improve your work and ultimately help you charge through to meet your deadline.
- The key is figuring out how late you can wait to really get moving, he says, and then procrastinate until that point.
- “If you want your presentation to seem fresh, it’s often better to do the preparation at the last minute,” Partnoy says.
“Rather than beat yourself up for “bad behavior,” consider this: Procrastinating actually has some real upsides, experts say, and you can use it as a strategy to benefit your career. If you use it wisely, that is.”