Speed is an indication of focus. Urgency spurs productivity.
Not surprisingly, busier people get more done because they’re already in work mode and want to cross items off their list.
On the contrary, slower movement is typically the result of no deadline or simple insouciance. You want people who work with speed and care.
It’s possible that slower workers could be even more thoughtful, imaginative, and perfectionist, assuming they’re not procrastinating. Sometimes, the best things take time.
But whether it’s a short term or long term goal, there’s always deliverables along the way. The longer you wait, the less likely it is to get done.