Make a punctuality pact with team members
"It's a choice," she says. And one that doesn't honor employees' commitments. When employees accepted their positions, they agreed to arrive on time. Since the underlying problem is a broken promise, the solution lies in a renewal or renegotiation of their commitment."As leaders, we must create and maintain a practice culture where agreements are kept," Stevenson says. So in a full team meeting, define tardiness and clearly state what is an acceptable number of late arrivals per month. Then ask each team member to sign a statement of commitment to punctuality.
"A truly committed person will not have unplanned lateness more than once a month," Stevenson says. But if someone continues to be late, and a schedule change doesn't help, it's time for that person to leave your team.