As many as one out of five U.S. employees are regularly late to their jobs. Sometimes life happens, and we cannot help being late, but if you develop a reputation for lacking punctuality, you could be consistently sabotaging your productivity and that of others who depend on your contributions. Lateness also means taking the time of others for granted. According to a 2018 survey by Mattress Clarity, American businesses lose billions of dollars to tardiness. Set a goal to be early instead of on time. Plan to arrive 10 or 15 minutes earlier than necessary. Read inspiring literature, catch up on projects, or work ahead with your newfound extra time.
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