Previously, the word deadline sounded only at work, and now it has gained popularity beyond the working hours. The concept itself derives from the English language, and literally has the translation of "dead" and "line", that is, tightly and border. From this combination of words, it becomes clear that the deadline implies a deadline, an extreme line, for which you can not go. Deadline initially lay in the basic model of all modern labor processes. It may be indicated in the form of a date and time.
It is often used in the following areas:
- advertising business. In advertising, use the limited validity of the offer. Such an offer stimulates customers to make a decision faster. He is called an offer with a deadline;
- The scope of project management. All projects have an implementation plan that everyone adheres to as a team. The plan clearly outlines the intermediate and final deadlines for delivery of the project to the customer;
- journalistic activities. Journalists often have a deadline periodically and set it in relation to the delivery of material (articles);
- Business area. Sometimes deadline is phased, sometimes urgent, involving double payment for the work done as quickly as possible. The phased deadline is to break down the large-scale task into smaller stages;
- sport. In sports, deadline refers to the period to which a player can transfer to another team.
Summing up, you can add that the deadline is used in all areas of activity. Making a list of personal goals, deadlines are also indicated. And if the goal does not have a specified period, then this is considered a dream. The deadline depends on people working remotely, students, schoolchildren, writers and others.
If a person wants to work remotely, he must know what deadline is. When the deadline ends, the employee (freelancer) problems begin. Remote work is carried out on the Internet at a distance and the customer cannot wait forever for text, pictures or layout. The time limit is the motivation to complete the project at the appointed time.
Examples of the use of this term
“I’m afraid to be left without bonuses if I delay the delivery of the project. Tomorrow is his deadline”;
"The chef puts unreal deadlines."
By the type of sanctions deadline is soft and hard.
Soft. If, for example, there was a force majeure from a freelancer, then the customer can extend the deadline for work.
Hard. In case of violation of the deadline, the employer has the right to dismiss an employee, deprive him of a bonus or fee.
The reality is such that often no one wants to work systematically and systematically, for this reason final or intermediate dates are set. Managers and heads of departments often assign suspended sentences, thereby urging employees. If the subordinates do not have time, then time to eliminate the errors and complete the project still remains. And often, before the deadline itself, there is the effect of “sturmovshchina”, when much has not yet been done, not built, not learned. There is a hassle, employees literally live in the workplace. All work on the same goal - to deliver the work on time at any cost.
Students are most familiar with such feelings during the tests, exams, writing certification work. The word deadline clearly describes the mood of the team or individual in a similar situation.
Approaching the end date is a special condition, often familiar to any office worker. Most people remember this condition of doomed stress. It seems that the work is impossible to do, but it cannot be done either. According to statistics, most of the work is done exactly in the remaining 1-2 days before the set date.
According to statistics, about 20% of office workers are chronic procrastinators who artificially delay the execution of work, postponing everything for the last moment, since they need to work under stress (getting mental energy under stress conditions).
The second half of procrastinators is distinguished by an external locus of control and low self-esteem. Such employees are internally unsure of occupational competence in their position and too fearful of a low grade manager. Such "tynulshchikov" overestimated the level of neuroticism, they tend to blame for their failures and failures circumstances independent of them. This type of people is referred to as avoiding procrastinators.
Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and impulsiveness are peculiar to all "tillers". In general, the reasons for this behavior on the eve of the deadline are not just the lack of ability to organize and plan working time, but personal characteristics. Therefore, knowledge of the psychology of the personality of each employee will allow the manager to avoid disruption of orders and non-fulfillment of projects on time.
So, in simple terms, the deadline implies the deadline for completing the task or the whole project. Managers and management specialists who set preliminary and final deadlines for their employees point out that they affect the good performance of the entire team. In general, any work represents a dull "corruption" of mental energy, and the deadline invigorates employees and keeps them in good shape.