Deadline? Ways to ask for more time

Most of us have left a meeting or discussion mumbling this to ourselves or a colleague about a deadline, “YHTBKM!” Often, there’s no discussion in spite of the group’s knowledge that the deadline is not realistic. Deadlines are one of the bigger sources of workplace stress. Employees worry that by asking for a deadline extension, their managers would think they were incompetent and unmotivated. According to studies, managers generally view asking for an extension as a sign of motivation. Continue Reading.

SourceHarvard Business Review, April 4, 2019