Everyone’s time is valuable – and most people don’t look forward to meetings.
So why do some people think it’s OK to walk into a meeting two, five or even 10 minutes late?
Latecomers are not only disruptive, but they aggravate the on-time participants because they send the message:
“This meeting’s not important enough for me to show up on time.”
A single sheet of paper can help make it clear that meeting start times aren’t a “suggestion.”
Enter late at your own risk
When the meeting’s supposed to begin, shut the door and attach a note to the outside restating the start time.
That way any latecomers will feel some embarrassment interrupting an in-progress meeting. The closed door and the note should prevent it from happening again!