5 Tips to Help You Make it to Work on Time

Some of us struggle with getting to work on time, and this can cause a problem in the workplace. 

If you are habitually late for work, this could result in disciplinary action, possibly including termination of your employment. Here are 5 tips that can help you make it to work on time:

1. Lay out your clothes the night before work. This will reduce decision making in the morning and shave off five to 10 minutes of prep time. 

2. Organize your morning routine. See if you can pare down the time it takes to get ready in the morning. Shorter showers, cutting out TV watching, and perhaps brewing your coffee at home rather than stopping for the first cup of joe can help you get an earlier start. 

3. Leave early. If at all possible, leave for work early to help keep you from feeling rushed or speeding in traffic. In some cases, leaving your house even five or 10 minutes earlier could cut your drive by 10-20 minutes. 

4. Listen to traffic reports. Know where the trouble spots are and take advantage of alternate routes to avoid sitting in traffic. 

5. Carpool. This will helps in two ways. Someone else is counting on you to be on time and in larger cities, it may enable you to utilize the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) Lane, which will speed up your drive time. 

Remember, it all comes down to disciplining yourself to getting to work on time. Sometimes, being late is unavoidable, so be sure you know whom to contact when coming in late. Always refer to your company (employee) handbook for specifics on workplace attendance policies. 

From your friendly neighborhood HR Man, ST 3.0

Article courtesy of Staff One PEO a Professional Employer Organization.