Our experiences with COVID-19 have demonstrated something your grandmother probably already told you: A problem ignored is not a problem solved. While procrastination can sometimes be a good thing (e.g., brussels sprouts go bad, so you don’t have to eat them), it also can set you up for failure, especially in the workplace—for example, not dealing with that underperforming employee.
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Consistently since last March, employment attorneys have heard about problems managers were having with various team members. “I know I should have dealt with this months ago,” one said. Or, “I really