6 Bad Work Habits & How to Treat Them

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CONDITION PROCRASTINITIS SYMPTOMS Constantly delaying and putting off things until the last minute. Has a lot of excuses. Lives in the Tomorrowland where the sun is brighter and grass is greener. TREATMENT Start with an easy task to get you going. Break big tasks into little pieces. Don't punish yourself for failing. Ask: how the current task helps with the overall objective. Listen and break down your own mind barriers. MEDICATION Live in the now instead of the future. Regular check-ups. PROGNOSIS 80% cured after a 90 day recovery program.

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CONDITION MAGOGUE DEMENTIA DE SYMPTOMS Always has an excuse. Very good at steering direct questions towards something else until you forget them altogether. Uses big words and vague concepts. Shifts blame to others. TREATMENT Help from the boss: Control the conversation or use a written medium. Ask about results and facts, preferably numbers. Ask to prepare an outline that details how he or she will achieve the objective or task. MEDICATION Writing medium with limited characters and a guideline. PROGNOSIS Unknown, needs testing.

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CONDITION BUSY BEE CO MPLEX SYMPTOMS Table is a mess, calendar is always booked, always has a spreadsheet open, wears a headset at all times. Nobody knows what the “bee” actually does. TREATMENT Help from the boss to identify his or her objectives. Implement a daily/weekly status evaluation method. MEDICATION PPP (Plans, Progress, Problems) method, daily one-on-one stand-up meetings, clear goals and expectations, surveillance needed. PROGNOSIS 50/50, further evaluations needed.

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N VICTIM OTIFICATIO DEGREE N T CONDITION 1S AK R MULTITASKE A CHRONIC SYMPTOMS While working, has all the possible programs open at the same time - e-mails, skype, social media etc. Hops between notifications and tasks. May not be doing it on purpose. TREATMENT Find a quiet space. Shut down all the possible distractions. Do one task at a time. 136 492 MEDICATION Silence and do not disturb mode button on the phone. PROGNOSIS 70% cured after 21 successful sessions. Supervision needed. (takes 21 days to form a habit, 3 to break one).

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CONDITION ETING VIRUS ME SYMPTOMS Always in meetings or on the way to a meeting. Accepts meetings without asking why they are necessary. Can be contagious. TREATMENT Before accepting or organizing another meeting, go through the following checklist: Why is the meeting necessary? Is there a clearly defined objective? Is there a prepared agenda? Are there determined participants? MEDICATION Shave off 50% of your meetings instantly. PROGNOSIS 90% cured if precautions are applied successfully.

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CONDITION POINTLESSNESS S YNDROME SYMPTOMS Doesn't have a clear goal or an objective. The word "why" is never a consideration for him or her. Does work for the sake of doing work. TREATMENT Setting long-term and short-term goals. MEDICATION OKR's (Objectives & Key Results), SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timed), BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). PROGNOSIS 80% cured after the first 3 accomplished goals.

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