Importance of Discipline and Punctuality at Workplace

Discipline and punctuality are two most essential traits required in a professional to be successful. Discipline ensures individuals behave in an acceptable way at the workplace and also adhere to the rules and regulations of the organization. Individuals who are disciplined are not only successful professionally but also in their personal lives. Disciplined employees are liked and appreciated by not only their superiors but also other fellow workers. Such employees climb the success ladder quickly as compared to individuals who attend office just for the sake of it and they often find themselves out of the system in no time. Misbehaving at the workplace spoils the entire work culture eventually leading to zero or very less productivity. You need to understand that there is a difference between office and home and you just can’t behave in the same way at work as you behave at home. Discipline is crucial at workplace as it ensures employees behave in a decent way and also maintain the decorum of the workplace.

Let me ask you a Question ?

Would you be able to concentrate on your work if the colleague sitting next to you is constantly over the phone and chatting with his girlfriend? Obviously NO.Infact no one can’t. Discipline ensures individuals maintain silence at workplace and work as a single unit with their team members to achieve organization goals and objectives. Discipline is in fact the lifeline of an organization. Without discipline, employees would not only misbehave but also do whatever they want to do. Discipline is important as it binds the employees and also motivates them to respect their organization.

Punctuality ensures employees attend office daily and also complete their working hours. Punctual employees seldom take leaves and are assets to an organization. Employees who take leaves after every alternate day are mere burdens on the system and do not contribute much to the overall productivity of the organization. Managers need to ensure that their team members reach office on time and do not unnecessarily sit till late. It is always better to leave on time and come back fresh and completely recharged the next day. Believe me; individuals who are not punctual are often not reliable.

How would you feel if you want to meet someone on an urgent basis and if the other person never comes on time and always comes up with a new excuse? Would you ever believe or want to meet this person again? The answer is NO. The same happens with our clients as well. If your meeting with a client is scheduled at 1 Pm, you have to be there at the meeting venue sharp on time, no matter what. Being late to meetings is indeed a crime in today’s business scenario where your client has access to unlimited alternatives just at the click of a button.

Discipline and punctuality make you a confident professional. You are not only in the good books of your superiors but also become a source of inspiration for your fellow workers. Employees who concentrate on their work rather than interfering in their colleague’s finish their work on time and do not have to sit beyond the working hours. If you take a leave every week, it is but obvious you will be called on a holiday to finish your pending assignments. Trust me, being disciplined and punctual allow you to enjoy your work and office never becomes a boring place. Disciplined employees seldom find their names dragged in controversies or nasty politics. Trust me; no one would respect you if you are not disciplined and punctual.


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