Goodman talk to examine workplace procrastination

When employees witness or experience social exclusion at work, they may procrastinate.

Prior research suggests this can lead to job stress, decreased financial well-being and increased unemployment or job turnover. A recent study by Brock Professor of Human Resources Management Sadia Jahanzeb reveals that procrastination also causes organizational deviance — meaning employees withdraw from their work.

Jahanzeb’s research proposes how the effect of procrastination on organizational deviance can be mitigated. She explains that, by using psychological flexibility, employees learn to self-regulate their negative feelings and accept them, rather than resorting to adverse behaviours.

On Friday, Feb. 10, the recipient of the Goodman School of Business’ Emerging Scholar award will present her findings at Goodman’s Luncheon Speaker Series event during her talk, “Workplace Ostracism and Organizational Deviance: A Self-Regulatory Perspective.”

The speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues.

The event will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. Goodman faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Members of the Brock community interested in joining can email Jessica Broughton at to reserve a seat.

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