Do I work well under pressure? Hell, no! I absolutely can't stand it.
What do I do when:
- My site is down and people are sending me unreasonable messages?
- I'm owing a supplier some money and I don't know where to get it?
- Someone is being manipulative but I know I still need that person's help?
I collapse! Work-related pressure is like poison to me, so I like to anticipate the future and prepare for it. I don't like being surprised by circumstances, so I am extremely conservative. I don't accept new responsibilities easily.
And unlike some people, I don't find external pressure motivating at all. I prefer to motivate myself internally.
What about you? How productive are you under pressure?