It is Never Too Late to be on Time

The importance of Punctuality in the workplace…

Being late on personal meet ups is tolerable but it is not a good habit in the workplace. Punctuality is a good trait of a person that can be admired and respected. It is more vital at the workplace especially that we are expected to meet the needs of the organization. Punctuality is a sign of professionalism and helps you stand out as a reliable and trustworthy employee.

I always make sure that I arrived in the office at least fifteen (15) minutes before the clock ticks at 8:00 in the morning to ensure that I am very well prepared for the day’s activities. I must make sure that I come to the office before my Superior arrives to guarantee that I will be there to promptly provide her assistance and be ready to attend to the clientele’s needs. Whenever I am given tasks, I do not wait for deadlines, instead, I do things ahead of time to be more productive and less stressful.

Being punctual is very important in the workplace for it shows that you are taking your job seriously and be willing to give the expected results. It shows that you love your job and provides an effective and efficient output. I believe that even how smart, capable and competent an employee is, you still run the risk of undermining your professional reputation when you are habitually late on coming to work, meetings and deadlines.

When punctual, it is usually the key of completing tasks effectively and quickly. It improves one’s productivity. When you are on time for team meetings, it will show a team-centered goal. It demonstrates respect to co-workers and clienteles too.

To be on time is a sign of professionalism and helps you stand out as a reliable and trustworthy person. If you do not get your part done in a team project, you are also keeping the rest to finish theirs, thus hampering the attainment of the team goal. 

Being punctual lessen the stress at the workplace as everything is organized and under control. Being late means rushing and scrambling to catch up which usually affects the quality of work. This can lead to poor work performance and may make your team superior anxious and uncomfortable. This affects the trust and confidence of your team leader/superior towards you.

Being on time boost your self-confidence because it helps you become more disciplined and well-organized.  It does not only affect how others view you, but it also affects how you view yourself.  You begin to rely on yourself more because you now have a habit of keeping your promises.

Punctuality brings out the best in you. In a rush to be on time, you will tend to forget to bring what you are supposed to present in the meeting. And when you start to panic because you were late, you tend to miss what you are supposed to deliver during reporting. And because you are caught late, you tend to lose that confidence and look disturbed in front of the people.

The overall performance of the organization is somehow affected by the punctuality of its employees. The perks of being punctual include your ability to build positive and productive working relationships with your superior and peers. Consistently arriving to work on time demonstrates commitment and consideration for people you work with and the organization you belong. It shows how dedicated an employee is toward his job and be willing to take on more tasks. It also means you gain desirable traits that the organization value by performing assigned tasks within the allotted time. It is important that we always remind ourselves to come to office on time, show up to meetings not late and finish required reports ahead of time. It will boost your confidence as well as your productivity. It can help you scale the ladder of career advancement.

Brayan B. Garces
Administrative Assistant III