How To Increase Employee Punctuality And Efficiency

Can you have the best of both worlds?

Adaberemchi Aja-Onu

Employee's punctuality and efficiency are critical components to the success of every business as well as the growth of an organization. The workflow in a business or organization environment can be profoundly disrupted if employees arrive late to work, especially when that employee plays a vital role in the business. 

Recalling the time when the industrial revolution began, workers had to gather in factories for mass manufacturing products. For these teams of workers to be effective, they had to meet at the work location at a specified time of resumption, and these teams would work for the time allotted to their tasks. This method of teamwork required the members of these teams to show up at the same time to resume their tasks together.

The Information Age has been on for 28 years and is giving way to the Experience Age, yet most businesses run using the team management principles of the Industrial Revolution. Most of your team may be more effective starting work as early as 4 a.m. in the morning and their ability to execute the required task peak at those hours of the morning. Organizations that insist on discounting the effort made by their employees outside official work hours risk losing out on valuable contributions they could be receiving from their employees during the hours they are most productive.

Teams that run a flexible attendance and tracking system gain from these bursts of creativity that come in the hours outside of the 9-5 cycle and attracts talent who value the recognition given of the work they contribute at such times.

Organizations that want to create such an environment make use of software like Odoo that allows remote attendance logs and timesheets to not only enable employees clock in time used for official tasks but could be used to audit these entries and pay employees based on hours spent on company tasks. 

As indicated from the onset, employee's tardiness in the business environment can be of great detriment to the growth of a business and such poor practice from employees may cause employers to stretch the business budgets when paying others to fill in the vacuum created by the lack of punctuality and inefficiency on the path of the employee.


Starting at $28 per month with the Odoo software, you can take your team dynamics to the next level and begin the journey of taking your company from existing within the Information Age and shoot it into the Experience Age thereby increasing your employee's punctuality and efficiency.

Remember, the first step to giving your customers a great experience with your Brand is to provide your employees with a great experience.