The Importance of Punctuality in the Office Section

By: Kimberly Joan S. Nuque

Punctuality is a sign of professionalism and helps you stand out as a dependable and responsible employee. It doesn’t matter how smart, skilled and knowledgeable you are. If you’re habitually late, be it to work or on deadlines, you run the risk of damaging your professional reputation. It isn’t a courtesy; it’s a must at the workplace. It is especially important if your employment includes shift work or requires team participation. Even if your work doesn’t involve daily time requirements of any kind, co-workers will probably notice if you regularly arrive late or have difficulty meeting project deadlines. Punctuality reassures your boss that you take your job earnestly and work hard to meet client and customer demands. When the prospect for promotion moves around, this will score points with your supervisor. The following are some of the importance of punctuality in the workplace:

1. Shows respect to other

It shows that you respect your boss and people who are reporting to you. To become really successful in life, it is important to show respect to your seniors and juniors. This will also inspire others to follow your footstep and put an effort to be punctual, hence making you a leader.

2. Enhances your productivity

Nothing beats punctuality when it comes to getting all your work done within the deadline. Your punctuality doesn’t just positively influence your company; it also helps you strike the work-life balance. If you’re always on time, you finish timely and hence remain stress-free.

3. Improves Others’ Perception of you

Other professionals will begin to see you as a qualified and serious individual. They will see how much work you laid into being punctual and will be more likely to trust you with tasks and businesses.

4. Running late takes a toll in your life

Always running late simply hurts you in all areas of your life. It results in lost opportunities, missing a plane, missing a meeting, missing an important part of a lecture, missing a wedding or missing a family reunion. It creates stress and can lead to accidents and traffic. It results in embarrassment and forces you to come up with justifications for why you’re late. Basically, it makes your life more complicated, for us seeking to simplify their lives, cultivating punctuality is an essential part of that path.

Others think that being punctual is only a small issue and just a basic requirement when it comes to your working environment. For us it is the easiest yet difficult necessity at work. Let us admit that sometime in our career life we are the reason of the delay of the work flow. And when that happened our boss is hesitant to assign us on other projects of the company. Isn’t it embarrassing? So, let us practice the punctuality at work, yes it is hard but always bear in mind the saying “if others can, why can’t I?”.


A Man Is Punctual: The Importance of Being on Time