<br/> <br/> <br/><br/><br/>In any place of work, it's important that you exhibit both professionalism and punctuality. Punctuality is something everyone at work should practice. Nonetheless, it's much more important for managers to be punctual because doing so makes it possible for him to create a professional atmosphere for him and his team.<br/><br/>While various managers expect different working styles from their team members, they all have something in common: they want professionalism and accountability in their subordinates. If you are not informed, come late to work, and do not get to any meeting on time, is it reasonable for you to expect your subordinates to deliver tasks in a timely manner? As a manager, if you'd like your team to be professional, you'll have to practice professionalism in yourself first, and the first step is to be punctual.<br/><br/>You may not think it, but punctuality really impacts the quality of the output of your team. As the manager, it is your duty to supervise the work of your staff and make certain that it's of top quality. If you normally show up late at your workplace while your subordinates have been there for several hours, it just follows that they are going to clock out sooner than you. You won't be able to check how your subordinates work if you're constantly late. Consequently, the quality of their output will be affected. In the same vein, subordinates rely on their managers to provide them input so they can work. If a manager is constantly arriving late to work, his team loses several productive working hours.<br/><br/>Achieving milestones and deadlines are important and a great manager knows this and will endeavor to be punctual. When you're inherently punctual, you would put in your best effort to deliver all the milestones of a project on time. So if you are timely, you give your team the impression that you are reliable and dependable.<br/><br/>When you practice punctuality as a manager, you establish an environment of mutual trust in the office. There are numerous unavoidable situations that can happen that can prevent the timely completion of projects. Nevertheless, after you and you team have established a great reputation for being prompt and responsible, senior management would usually not question you for the delay, and would trust that your problem is genuine.<br/><br/>Employing punctuality fosters teamwork and camaraderie between you and your team. If your subordinates see you often arriving to work in a timely manner, they are going to try to copy you. If everyone in the team arrives and leaves at the same time, then usually their lunch and snacks timing also coincide, which means that the team stays together at these times also.<br/><br/>There are plenty of visible and invisible advantages of being prompt for work. If you're a manager and if you want your team to be responsible, dependable, and reliable then you're going to first have to exercise what you preach, and you can begin by being a punctual manager!