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Why We Procrastinate When We Have Long Deadlines

Yang Yang

“‘Can you get that to me by the end of the day?’ isn’t a request many employees like to hear. But for many people, having shorter deadlines instead of longer ones — “Do you think you can do that by the end of the week?” — might actually help them complete a task and see their work as being less difficult,” writes Meng Zhu in the Harvard Business Review. 

See why we procrastinate when we have long deadlines in this research from Zhu and contributions from Assistant Professor of Marketing Yang Yang