1st Edition

Understanding Procrastination at Work Individual and Workplace Perspectives

By Beata Bajcar Copyright 2025
    262 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Understanding Procrastination at Work focuses primarily on procrastination in the workplace, offering a synthetic and comprehensive review of major theoretical concepts and empirical findings on general procrastination and its specific manifestations, causes, and consequences in the workplace. Building on theoretical insights and empirical research, the book proposes and empirically verifies an expanded conceptual framework that integrates individual and work-related factors contributing to work procrastination and mechanisms explaining this phenomenon. It sits at the intersection of two disciplines, integrating psychological and management knowledge so that a wider audience can benefit from its content. Thereby, it sheds more light on sources and explanatory mechanisms underlying procrastination as a universal behavior in the work setting, with meaningful implications for individuals and organizations alike. Overall, the monograph can serve as a contemporary compendium of knowledge that enables for scientific community and organizational practitioners to better understand procrastination behavior and its implications in professional settings. From the theoretical and empirical perspectives, the monograph provides practical cues to develop prevention and intervention strategies to effectively address and manage procrastination and enhance employee productivity in the organization. 


    Chapter 1. General Procrastination

    Chapter 2. Procrastination at work

    Chapter 3. Modeling Procrastination at Work: Individual and Work-Related Antecedents



    Beata Bajcar is an Assistant Professor at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, working at the Faculty of Management, Department of Management Systems and Organizational Development in the Psychology and Ergonomics Team. Her research interests include the causes and consequences of leadership styles, dysfunctional work and organizational behavior, and cyberdeviance, such as cyberloafing and cyberchondria. She has also researched time perspective and temporal aspects of human thought, mood, and performance. In addition, she specializes in the development and validation of standardized questionnaires to measure leadership styles, strategic thinking, professional interests, work values, cyberloafing, cyberchondria, and temporal orientation.