Are you someone who “shows up?”
I visited with a group of pallet plant owners this week at the NWPCA meeting. One of their largest concerns is getting people to come to work every day.
Each manager talked about the problems of missing people:
Attendance ends up being one of the largest hindrances to productivity facing our industry.
It’s a shame really but it’s a lesson to all of us:
If you want to be valuable in the workplace, one habit you can adopt is being on time every day.
To develop the habit of showing up on time, you have to be intentional. There needs to be a decision where the employee says, “My goal is showing up.”
To be one who shows up on time, you have to communicate to everyone in your life the goal of punctuality.
You set benchmarks. You say to yourself, “In order to be on time I must:”
These are just a few steps. But, here’s the point:
To become a person who shows up on time does not require an education.
To become a person who shows up on time does not require a particular IQ.
To become a person who shows up on time does not take into account anything in your background or history that could otherwise hold you back.
In our industry, showing up on time moves you ahead. It makes you eligible for more responsibility. It provides job security.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.