Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 4th 2014 Contents Discipline and punctuality are two most essential
traits required in a professional to be successful. Dis-
cipline ensures individuals behave in an acceptable
way at the workplace and also adhere to the rules
and regulations of the organisation. Individuals who
are disciplined are not only successful professionally
but also in their personal lives. Disciplined employees
are liked and appreciated by not only their superiors
but also other fellow workers. Such employees climb
the success ladder quickly as compared to individuals
who attend office just for the sake of it and they
often find themselves out of the system in no time.
Misbehaving at the workplace spoils the entire work
culture eventually leading to zero or very less pro-
ductivity. You need to understand that there is a dif-
ference between office and home and you just can’t
behave in the same way at work as you behave at
home. Discipline is crucial at workplace as it ensures
employees behave in a decent way and also maintain
the decorum of the workplace.
Would you be able to concentrate on your work
if the colleague sitting next to you is constantly over
the phone and chatting with his girlfriend? Obviously
NO.Infact no one can’t. Discipline ensures individuals
maintain silence at workplace and work as a single
unit with their team members to achieve organization
goals and objectives. Discipline is in fact the lifeline
of an organisation. Without discipline, employees
would not only misbehave but also do whatever they
want to do. Discipline is important as it binds the
employees and also motivates them to respect their
Punctuality ensures employees attend office daily
and also complete their working hours. Punctual
employees seldom take leaves and are assets to an
organisation. Employees who take leaves after every
alternate day are mere burdens on the system and
do not contribute much to the overall productivity
of the organisation. Managers need to ensure that
their team members reach office on time and do not
unnecessarily sit till late. It is always better to leave
on time and come back fresh and completely recharged
the next day. Believe me; individuals who are not
punctual are often not reliable.
How would you feel if you want to meet someone
on an urgent basis and if the other person never
comes on time and always comes up with a new
excuse? Would you ever believe or want to meet this
person again? The answer is NO. The same happens
with our clients as well. If your meeting with a client
is scheduled at 1 Pm, you have to be there at the
meeting venue sharp on time, no matter what. Being
late to meetings is indeed a crime in today’s business
scenario where your client has access to unlimited
alternatives just at the click of a button.
Discipline and punctuality make you a confident
professional. You are not only in the good books of
your superiors but also become a source of inspiration
for your fellow workers. Employees who concentrate
on their work rather than interfering in their colleague’s
finish their work on time and do not have to sit
beyond the working hours. If you take a leave every
week, it is but obvious you will be called on a holiday
to finish your pending assignments. Trust me, being
disciplined and punctual allow you to enjoy your
work and office never becomes a boring place. Dis-
ciplined employees seldom find their names dragged
in controversies or nasty politics. Trust me; no one
would respect you if you are not disciplined and
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
CCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Trinidad and Tobago is looking for a
dynamic individual with vision and a business acumen to fill the position of Chief Executive
Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/Business Administration or a related
discipline;/BSc with relevant training and experience.
Must have at least five (5) years’ experience at a senior management level in a medium
to large organization.
Must possess excellent communication, negotiation and proposal writing skills.
Must be competent in financial management, having the skill, knowledge, and ability to
perform activities with a positive financial impact in compliance with legal requirements.
Must be able to maintain the integrity of the Financial and Human Resource policies and
procedures of the organization.
Must be able to develop and implement a Strategic Plan for the organization.
Must be able to work cohesively with the Board of the YMCA.
Interested applicants should forward their applications and résumé to the attention of the
President Board of Directors (Vacancy Chief Executive Officer) at #1 Benbow Road, off
Wrightson Road Port-of-Spain or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Deadline for submission
of applications is February 15, 2014.
All applications will be acknowledged
Importance of discipline and
punctuality at workplace
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