A lazy-coworker will ask for a longer time to fulfill the task. I usually discuss about this aspect and make a breakthrough of the task to make sure we understand all the resources needed (time, effort, other colleagues involved, and so on). Look for ways to improve the due date by working on topics you need to wait for (example: a colleague’s availability), but also working on some other topics in parallel to save the time. And yes, go and check from time to time the status, to make sure both of you are following the plan.
Contributors: Andrei Kovacs from Ubirimi