Farnn: There are different kinds of pressure. I'm a terrible(or great?) procrastinator and I always push things off to the last minute but I know I don't do my best work when I have a short deadline. I get it done, but I don't have time to actually review and edit it. If I had started earlier I would always do a better job. But on tests back in school I tended to perform better than I ever would under normal circumstances. I'd recall things that I didn't think I knew, or work out a way to get the answer that wasn't exactly the way it was done in class. I never felt stressed by the pressure and was always calm and collected finishing even tests I wasn't prepared for early. So I would say it is possible to perform better under pressure.
TomD9938: Applying pressure on an employee is meaningless if they aren't also made to be afraid.Fear garners results.
ParallelUniverseParking: TomD9938: Applying pressure on an employee is meaningless if they aren't also made to be afraid.Fear garners results....and holds the local systems in line.
aerojockey: Yeah. My first thought was that some people perform better under pressure because that's the only time they perform at all.
omeganuepsilon: aerojockey: Yeah. My first thought was that some people perform better under pressure because that's the only time they perform at all.This. If there's actually "no pressure" shiat never gets done. So, we do indeed work better under pressure, how much is the key.What the article doesn't take into account, is that if you're employed, there is always some pressure present. If you don't do your work, you get demoted or fired completely. In fact, rare is the time even in your home life that there's no pressure.(and when that is the case, you're some slob of a hoarder or some such because you're not functioning like a normal human being)And, there doesn't need to be a study to demonstrate that some people work better under pressure. It's something that many of us see on a daily basis. It's like saying it's preposterous that the sun will come up every day, because no one's done a study. It's called "ordinary observation". That is how you can tell someone like the cited expert is sort of coasting on a degree, demonstrable loss of rational thought and disconnect from reality.We are a competitive species, we commonly rise to a challenge, whether it's external or internal in origin.
MrHappyRotter: Most of the "pressure" I encounter is artificial bullshiat, and let's be honest, it's the bullshiat I don't work well under, or over, or around, or near. And I'm a good bullshiatter with an amazing nose for bullshiat, so don't try to pass it off as a rose. And don't think your "rose" is going to motivate me. Want me to work smarter and harder and longer and better? Give me some actual farking motivation, not some taint waffle bullshiat story about how we have to have this done by 5 p.m. because somebody I don't know, working at some company I don't give a shiat about, needs to have it by then or else. Got cash? Yeah, I think I can work longer hours for that? Susie might lose all her toes if I don't have this form submitting to Salesforce in 30 minutes? fark Susie, and fark each and everyone of her little blackened toes, fark you, fark your kids, fark that piece of shiat car you drive to work in, and fark you again.
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