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Understanding Work Procrastination: Causes, Impacts, and Management Strategies

Mayerly Zuleima Sanchez Sarria ,
Mayerly Zuleima Sanchez Sarria

Corporación Unificada de Educación Superior. Cartagena del chaira, Colombia

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Procrastination in the contemporary workplace, a complex phenomenon, has been thoroughly investigated from its causes to its management strategies in a comprehensive research project. Lack of intrinsic motivation and low self-efficacy emerge as key elements in the genesis of work-related procrastination, and their interconnection creates a detrimental cycle. Social expectations and organizational culture play a crucial role, influencing the tendency to postpone tasks. Individually, procrastination is linked to elevated stress levels, decreased job satisfaction, and impaired self-esteem, while at the organizational level, it affects labor efficiency, work quality, and competitiveness. Management strategies, both at the individual and organizational levels, underscore the importance of self-regulation, time management, and the creation of environments that foster self-discipline. This comprehensive analysis underscores the need to simultaneously address psychological, sociocultural, and organizational aspects to effectively manage work-related procrastination, thereby promoting healthier and more productive work environments

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Sanchez Sarria MZ. Understanding Work Procrastination: Causes, Impacts, and Management Strategies. SCT Proceedings in Interdisciplinary Insights and Innovations [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 7 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];2:245. Available from:

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