Posts Tagged ‘Punctuality’|
Monday, July 26th, 2010
We all know there are not enough hours in a day to get everything done, so make sure you use your time wisely…
When scheduling meetings, allow yourself time to plan beforehand. Structure your meetings to ensure they run smoothly. This link below compares a meeting to a dinner party, a very cleaver analogy; there are different aspects involved in a successful dinner party, just as there are in a successful meeting. Three key elements to any meeting should include:
1) A clear-cut goal or objective
2) Don’t waste anybody’s time – be punctual and be prepared
3) Your team should leave feeling as if they’ve accomplished something, they should feel excited to begin that project. Get your team energized about their work, make sure to structure your next meeting!
Friday, June 25th, 2010
We all know life happens. There are certain occasions where being on-time just isn’t going happen; whether it’s work, family, car troubles, whatever the issue may be. In these situations, you are given a free pass, however, don’t take advantage! Make sure you plan ahead, give yourself plenty of time. Some useful tips include; waking up on time (don’t hit “snooze”), be aware of what time it is, and in my opinion, most helpful, plan to be 15 minutes early. Remember when you schedule a meeting or appointment, you are not only using your own time, yet the other party’s as well. Be considerate when making plans. In order to the get the most out of a meeting, or appointment, ensure you always arrive in a timely fashion, allowing yourself to relax, take a deep breath, and absorb the information discussed.