Procrastination works when nobody cares about anything but the final product—but realistically, in business, people are going to want regular updates on your work progress. Thus, get responsive to your deadlines with tips from Eva Rykrsmith in a post for The Fast Track. She essentially says that great work is accomplished when you actually care about the work, as opposed to great work resulting from merely millions of hours being thrown at it. Ideally, you should be the one communicating updates about your work status without others even needing to ask. Develop a system by which communication flow is just a welcome component of the job, especially when time is short.
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