Tight deadlines, that’s where we thrive.
Research shows that tight deadlines increase people’s stress levels. The more stressful a deadline, the less open people are to other ways of approaching the problem. Dr. Richard Boyatzis, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, writes, “The very moments when we want people to think outside the box, they can’t even see the box.”
A leader like Steve Jobs was notorious for setting impossible deadlines to bring out the best, most creative energy in his employees. Steve Jobs built a career on achieving breakthrough innovations from teams working under unreasonable limitations. Sometimes the deadlines were met, sometimes they weren’t, but the challenge drove his teams to achieve what others didn’t think was possible.
Today, deadlines can feel like swords hanging over your head, but it doesn’t have to be like that. A pragmatic mindset and the right strategies will help you manage deadlines better.
Giving our team a deadline to achieve a set goal, can help everyone on the team stay on track and will enable our business to pull together a large project with less stress for everyone on the team. At Entegra, we master the art of meeting and managing deadlines, we use deadlines as a pivot towards excellence. Our team takes deadlines very seriously and respects them.
Working under tight deadlines, allows us to:
- Focus our energy and attention
- Ignite our creativity
- Reduce time and costs – when we keep deadlines tight, we avoid unnecessary slack time in our work and projects.
- Encourage teamwork – it provides an opportunity to assess individual and team performance. Nothing builds relationships like teamwork on a tight deadline. People bond when they work together to meet a common goal or deadline.
- Builds confidence
- Make the impossible, possible – sometimes it takes a tight deadline to make things possible.
Entegra is a company who prides themselves on thinking outside the box, producing exceptional quality and highly aesthetical products. We bring excellence in everything we do. As the business has grown, innovation has become more and more pivotal as our defining point. By challenging the norm and thinking outside the box, we create authenticity for your project, to deliver a Signature Structure uniquely tailored for your needs.
To find out more about our unique, professional and personalised services that we offer, please feel free to get in-touch with us. You can always find us here at: www.entegra.com.au or send us an email at [email protected], alternatively you can give us a call on: 1300 296 206