When will the “deadlines” be dead?

I am amazed by the speed in which things get done when it has reached the dead line. Even if a task was allocated months time to complete, it will get done only in the last minute. Quality does not matter, relevance does not matter, design and creativity does not matter and what matters is whether the task was finished before the dead line.

Why give a task months and weeks timelines, when it can actually be completed in two hours. Doesn’t it make sense to get the job done than dragging it for weeks? People tend to focus on turn around and end up doing it as a rework. These days being ‘First’ is more important than being ’Best’. People are ready to settle with good enough for the sake of speed.

Why is that deadlines works well than planning? Why is that creating a good impression with the management is more important than the quality of work. Why is the corporate culture towards meeting deadlines that embracing creativity? While I agree everything needs an end point but not at the cost of compromising on the objective of the task.

Is it not better to do things ahead of time than rushing at the last minute? I know it is easier said than done and I do rush at the last minute however I think that it would be nice to break from this habit and focus on the best.


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