The changes in the nature of job, working environment and organizational behavior would
undoubtedly increase the occupational stress of the workers. Work-related stress is a
condition arising from the interaction of people and their jobs and characterized by changes
within the people that force them to deviate from their normal functioning. Effective
management of work-related stress can be achieved under two conditions. First, the
individual worker must be able to recognize stressors and understand their consequences
and second, organizations must develop stress prevention, as well as stress reduction
techniques. One of the factors which increase work-related stress is procrastination.
Procrastination considers a self-handicapping behavior that leads to wasted time, poor
performance, and increased stress. While procrastination can have different effects on
organizational and individual effectiveness, it is imperative for managers to identify the
various causes and reasons for procrastination and plan to overcome them. This study is
recommended using an experimentally one so that relation between individual’s
procrastination and work-related stress can be analyzed in order to determine if the findings
will be duplicated.